A Childcare Worker earns an average wage of C$14.35 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

C$15,948 - C$55,422
C$16K
C$37K
C$55K
MEDIAN: C$36,598
10%
50%
90%
C$11.06 - C$19.28
C$11
C$14
C$19
MEDIAN: C$13.78
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$55K
Salary C$15,948 - C$55,422
Bonus C$1,330
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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C$22,877 - C$45,217
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 28
Hourly Data C$0C$25
Hourly Rate C$11.06 - C$19.28
Hourly Tips C$2.14
Overtime C$20.94
Annual Data C$0C$45K
Bonus C$1,330
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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C$22,877 - C$45,217
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 169

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

Pay by Experience Level for Childcare Worker

Pay by Experience for a Childcare Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Childcare Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$29,000 based on 58 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Childcare Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$31,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Childcare Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$32,000 based on 29 salaries. A Childcare Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$35,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$29,363

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

Childcare Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Childcare Worker?

Childcare Worker in Winnipeg:
"Pros and Cons of Childcare Career."
Pros: Firstly, it's nice to spend time with the children and watch how they learn and play. Secondly there are weekends off ,paid holidays, and sick days. Also, I appreciate the benefits.
Cons: Sometimes there are stressful times where it is hard to work with other staff and it is a challenge at times with a uncooperative child. Some stressful times are a usually a result from being short staffed, a change in the routine (Having to stay indoors because of the weather and/or the gym facility not available). Also, it's humiliating being corrected out loud in front of everybody when there is something your not aware of that your not doing properly. Lastly, it's frustrating being told that your unable to book a couple hours off to go to an appointment due to being again short staffed.

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Key Stats for Childcare Worker

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Childcare Worker Salaries

▲18%

▲10%

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
C$29,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 55%