Average Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Hourly Pay in Melbourne, Victoria

AU$25.17
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AU$350
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The average hourly pay for an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in Melbourne, Victoria is AU$25.17.
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A$25.17
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A$30.39
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What Do Early Childhood Educator (ECE)s Do?

Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Tasks
  • Plan and lead educational activities and lessons like story time, making music, or crafts.
  • Write reports on students for supervisors and document behavioral or learning concerns.
  • Communicate with parents about programs, problems, lessons, and student progress.
  • Maintain safe, clean facilities, and teach children rules of safe conduct.

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What Are Popular Skills for Early Childhood Educator (ECE)s?

Skills in Childhood Education, Curriculum Planning and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral / Verbal Communication and Activities for Children.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Early Childhood Educator (ECE)s?

An entry-level Early Childhood Educator (ECE) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$23.63 based on 38 salaries. An early career Early Childhood Educator (ECE) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$24.77 based on 267 salaries. A mid-career Early Childhood Educator (ECE) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$25.68 based on 99 salaries. An experienced Early Childhood Educator (ECE) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$26.13 based on 63 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$26.
Employees with Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in their job title in Adelaide, South Australia earn an average of 2.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (0.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Hobart, Tasmania (3.5% less), Cairns, Queensland (2.4% less) and Gold Coast, Queensland (1.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 481 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.9%
Early Career
55.5%
Mid Career
20.6%
Experienced
13.1%
Late Career
2.9%

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