Kindergarten Teacher

Kindergarten Teachers develop and implement educational programs for children in their first year of formal education (pre-primary school). The average salary of a Kindergarten Teacher is $56,755 per annum.

As a Kindergarten Teacher, you’ll help children to develop social skills, creativity, coordination, and an interest in learning.

Average salary
$56,755 P/A

Source: seek.com.au (October 2017)
Min average salary
$50,218 P/A

Source: seek.com.au (October 2017)
Max average salary
$63,293 P/A

Source: seek.com.au (October 2017)
Job growth

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

Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Employment by region

The top three regions for employment as an Kindergarten Teacher are:

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

Source: joboutlook.gov.au
Key skills required
  • Able to relate to children and their families
  • A keen desire to teach children
  • Willing to learn
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Sound literacy and numeracy skills
  • High level planning and organisational skills
  • Enthusiastic, tactful and patient
  • Prepared to work outside of school hours

Source: myfuture.edu.au

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