An Early Childhood Educator (ECE) earns an average wage of C$16.17 per hour. A skill in child development is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

C$22,185 - C$47,370
C$22K
C$33K
C$47K
MEDIAN: C$33,208
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50%
90%
C$12.29 - C$21.82
C$12
C$16
C$22
MEDIAN: C$15.87
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90%
C$0C$47K
Salary C$22,185 - C$47,370
Bonus C$0.00 - C$3,873
Profit Sharing C$2,035
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$25,077 - C$46,006
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 646
Hourly Data C$0C$30
Hourly Rate C$12.29 - C$21.82
Hourly Tips C$1.38
Overtime C$9.88 - C$30.18
Annual Data C$0C$46K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$3,873
Profit Sharing C$2,035
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$25,077 - C$46,006
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,223

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 motor skills, writing, reading and emotional development can give a child what they need to succeed. Social relations through play are also important; it’s a chance for children to learn how to share, create relationships and to work well as team. Other roles include make believe, engaging, stimulation and mental development. Early childhood nutrition is another important aspect to creating a healthy lifestyle, teaching children how to take care of themselves through eating well and being clean will last them lifetime. It’s essential for educators to provide a safe environment for young students; this will help them grow with self-confidence. Children love routine, they also are able to follow directions better from those they trust and respect. Teachers play an important role in maintaining these good daily habits. Educators also are able to detect behavioral problems early on so having a relationship with parents at this stage is critical for correcting such issues. Communication between child, teacher and parent can be the single most important thing when it comes to early childhood education. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


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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Pay by Experience Level for Early Childhood Educator (ECE)

Pay by Experience for an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) has a positive trend. An entry-level Early Childhood Educator (ECE) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$32,000 based on 1,269 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Early Childhood Educator (ECE) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$35,000 based on 618 salaries. An experienced Early Childhood Educator (ECE) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$37,000 based on 453 salaries. An Early Childhood Educator (ECE) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$41,000 based on 191 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$33,133

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Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Early Childhood Educator (ECE)?

Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in Châteauguay:
Pros: Being with kids, teaching them new things every days, laughing with them
Cons: Nothing

Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in Montréal:
"Happy."
Pros: I love seeing the children grow and accomplish goals.
Cons:

Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in Moosomin:
Pros: The children, being able to teach them what they need to learn.
Cons: The pay.

Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in St. Catharines:
"Amazing."
Pros: The best part about being an ECE is working with children and their families. Seeing their faces so happy to see you each day, and getting to know their family is an amazing feeling and it's great knowing you're making a difference in the children's lives.
Cons: Laundry, early mornings, cold weather.

Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in Mississauga:
"ECE job."
Pros: I like working with kids. I like meeting new faces and working with different age groups. I like working in the field that I went to school for.
Cons:

Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in London:
Pros: How rewarding it is to work with children.
Cons: Working with ALL women of all ages and being there's drama.

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Key Stats for Early Childhood Educator (ECE)

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 285 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Salaries

▲24%

▲13%

▲6%

National Average
C$33,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Salaries





National Average
C$33,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 285 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 46%