Average Early Childhood Teacher Salary / Wages
Salary and wage information for early childhood teachers is compiled regularly by analysis of Australian jobs advertised in major publications. Salaries are annual unless otherwise stated.
The Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations Code (ANZSCO) is 241111 for early childhood (pre-primary school) teachers.
Job titles and exact tasks vary in this work and examples of some occupation titles are kindergarten teacher, early childhood teacher and pre-primary school teacher.
This occupation is currently on the Australian Combined Skilled Occupation List, (Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List, MLTSSL).
The average weekly full-time ordinary earnings in Education and Training in mid 2018 were $1,741, giving an annual income of approximately $90,500. This was 3.5% higher than in mid 2017.*
Data supplied from Indeed over the past 36 months, based on over 1,600 salaries, estimated that the average salary for a preschool teacher was $66,457 per year in Australia.
Early Childhood Teacher Salaries / Wages in 2018
|Job Title||Salary / Wage $||Location|
|Early Childhood Teacher||30 – 40 per hour||Sydney, New South Wales|
|University Qualified Early Childhood Teacher||75,000 – 85,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Bachelor of Early Education Leader||55,000 -65,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Centre Director and Early Childhood Teacher||68,000 – 88,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Kindergarten Teacher||67,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Early Childhood Teacher – ECT – Kindergarten||69,000 – 73,500||Mildura & Murray, Victoria|
|Diploma Qualified Early Childhood Educator & Casual / Relief Educators||20 – 30 per hour||Canberra, ACT|
|Permanent Full Time Early Childhood Professional||70,000 – 75,000||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Early Childhood Teacher and Senior Educator||60,000 – 75,000||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Diploma Qualified & ECT (Early Childhood Teacher)||55,000||Perth, Western Australia|
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