The average pay for a Childcare Worker in Melbourne, Victoria is AU$21.85 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

AU$26,880 - AU$48,000
AU$27K
AU$39K
AU$48K
MEDIAN: AU$38,787
10%
50%
90%
AU$18.58 - AU$26.23
AU$19
AU$22
AU$26
MEDIAN: AU$21.86
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$54K
Salary AU$26,880 - AU$48,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$37,691 - AU$54,414
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 19
Hourly Data AU$0AU$26
Hourly Rate AU$18.58 - AU$26.23
Overtime AU$24.50
Annual Data AU$0AU$54K
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$37,691 - AU$54,414
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 236

Job Description for Childcare Worker

For a person who enjoys reading Dr. Seuss, playing with Play-doh or creating masterpieces with crayons, a career as a childcare worker may be very enticing. Not many people get to play at work, but that is exactly one of the responsibilities of a childcare worker. They not only play with children but also plan activities that are both enriching and educational. Childcare workers also help children develop good social skills, which are very important to a child’s development. Working in this field is much more than child’s play, however. The safety and well-being of the children they watch are in the hands of the childcare workers. Workers must therefore be vigilant and enthusiastic to keep up with the demands of energetic young children.

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Childcare Worker Tasks

  • Provide a safe, orderly environment in which children's needs (physical, emotional, social, etc.) are met effectively.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation.
  • Interact with other adults, including parents and fellow child care workers, on behalf of children.
  • Contribute to facility's planning and administration.

Childcare Worker Job Listings

Key Stats for Childcare Worker

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Childcare Worker Salaries

▲14%

▲3%

National Average
AU$45,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Childcare Worker Salaries

National Average
AU$45,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 98%