Child Care Worker

Child Care Workers assist with the supervision and education of younger children in child care centres, hospitals, and residential homes. The average salary of a Child Care Worker is $44,469 per annum.

As a Child Care Worker, you'll help prepare learning materials and manage the children's social, emotional and educational development.

Average salary
$44,469 P/A

Source: (October 2017)
Min average salary
$39,097 P/A

Source: (October 2017)
Max average salary
$70,094 P/A

Source: (October 2017)
Job growth

Projection: 26% more Child Care Workers employed in Australia in 2020 (compared to 2015)

Employment by region

The top three regions for employment as a Child Care Worker are:

  • NSW: 35.6%
  • VIC: 24.1%
  • QLD: 20%

Key skills required
  • Alert, observant and active
  • Able to use judgement and initiative
  • Willing to accept responsibility
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to relate well to children and their parents
  • Patient
  • Able to lift children and equipment


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