Early Childhood Teacher

Early Childhood Teachers teach the basics of numeracy, literacy, music, and art to early childhood (pre-primary) students and assist with students' social, intellectual, emotional, and physical development.

The average salary of an Early Childhood Teacher is $57,034 per annum.

Average salary
$57,034 P/A

Source: (October 2017)
Min average salary
$50,549 P/A

Source: (October 2017)
Max average salary
$64,230 P/A

Source: (October 2017)
Job growth

Projection: 26% more Early Childhood Teachers employed in Australia in 2020 (compared to 2015)

Employment by region

The top three regions for employment as an Early Childhood Teacher are:

  • NSW: 43.7%
  • VIC: 26.3%
  • QLD: 12.9%

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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