Average Childcare Worker Hourly Pay in Ireland

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The average hourly pay for a Childcare Worker in Ireland is €10.06.
MEDIAN €10.06
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Hourly Rate
€9 - €12
€50 - €1,247
Total Pay
€18,946 - €25,292

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Job Description for Childcare Worker

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Childcare Worker

The top respondents for the job title Childcare Worker are from the companies Giraffe Childcare, Links Childcare and Cocoon. Reported salaries are highest at Cocoon where the average pay is €10.75. Giraffe Childcare pays the lowest at around €9.69.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Childcare Worker. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Childcare Worker
Child Care Leader
Early Childhood Educator (ECE)
Office Administrator
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Childcare Worker

Skills in Childhood Education, Curriculum Planning and Cleaning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Nursery and Activities for Children.

Pay by Experience Level for Childcare Worker

An entry-level Childcare Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of €9.86 based on 16 salaries. An early career Childcare Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €9.97 based on 346 salaries. A mid-career Childcare Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €10.26 based on 171 salaries. An experienced Childcare Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of €10.44 based on 113 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of €10.
Employees with Childcare Worker in their job title in Waterford, Waterford earn an average of 5.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cork, Cork (2.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tipperary, Tipperary (2.7% less), Galway, Galway (1.9% less) and Limerick, Limerick (1.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 659 survey responses.
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