The average pay for an Entry-Level Daycare Teacher is AU$25.42 per hour.

AU$33,935 - AU$60,930
AU$34K
AU$50K
AU$61K
MEDIAN: AU$50,008
10%
50%
90%
AU$20.90 - AU$30.29
AU$21
AU$25
AU$30
MEDIAN: AU$25.43
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$62K
Salary AU$33,935 - AU$60,930
Bonus AU$983
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$41,888 - AU$62,668
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 45
Hourly Data AU$0AU$35
Hourly Rate AU$20.90 - AU$30.29
Hourly Tips AU$0.00
Overtime AU$31.44
Annual Data AU$0AU$62K
Bonus AU$983
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$41,888 - AU$62,668
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 182

Job Description for Daycare Teacher

Daycare teachers work daily with children of toddler age during the day. They must incorporate physical and mental awareness to assist the children with their daily activities, plan new activities and projects for them to do each day, and be mindful and aware of their safety at all times. Some of the other daily tasks with the children include reading to them, preparing food and snacks, and playing games. Daycare teachers work with other teachers in a childcare setting--usually lead teachers and teacher aides. Daycare teachers work directly with children, helping them with their playtime, snacks and any learning activities. Daycare teachers also plan activities for the children and keep the classroom clean. Teachers must also be able to interact with the children’s parents and communicate any problems or issues to them. Daycare teachers must also work to facilitate any communications with the children and their parent(s) or guardian(s) if there are problems or goals to reach. Most daycare teachers must be a high school graduate and at least 18 years old. Many daycare teachers have an educational background in early childhood education or childhood development. Many daycare teachers also have specialized training such as Montessori, teacher certifications, first aid food handling, and generally have completed a background check. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


Daycare Teacher Tasks

  • Prepare daily activities and schedule, setting up educational and entertaining offerings.
  • Prepare and clean up after snacks and lunch.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely with parents about schedules, problems, and offerings.
  • Maintain safety and cleanliness of daycare center.
  • Oversee child interactions and play, and ensure a safe and supportive environment.

Daycare Teacher Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$52,609

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Daycare Teacher

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
80%
5-9 years
13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 94%