The average hourly pay for an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in Melbourne, Victoria is AU$24.34.
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Job Description for Early Childhood Educator (ECE)
Children who receive the proper attention early on in life will do better during their educational years. That’s what early childhood educators do; they provide all the important skills a child needs to be successful. Studies have shown that children between ages 3-6 who receive social activities, educational concepts and creative skills are better prepared for their school years. Interaction with parents, caregivers and teachers are the first step to a well-rounded child. Educators who focus on…Read more
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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Popular Skills for Early Childhood Educator (ECE)
Avg. Hourly Rate
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.
Pay by Experience Level for Early Childhood Educator (ECE)
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$23.04 based on 40 salaries. An early career Early Childhood Educator (ECE) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$23.81 based on 252 salaries. A mid-career Early Childhood Educator (ECE) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$25.07 based on 89 salaries. An experienced Early Childhood Educator (ECE) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$25.47 based on 63 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$26.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in their job title in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) earn an average of 6.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Adelaide, South Australia (2.5% more) and Sydney, New South Wales (1.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (1.3% less), Darwin, Northern Territory (1.1% less) and Brisbane, Queensland (0.8% less).
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