Childcare Worker Salary in Ireland

€11.07
per hour
per year
€17,269
per year
per hour

Childcare Worker - Average Salary & Hourly Pay in Ireland

The average salary for a Childcare Worker is €11.07 gross per hour (€17,269 gross per year, based on a 30 hour week for 52 weeks per year), which is 61% lower than the national average salary in Ireland.
A Childcare Worker can expect an average starting pay of €10.35. The highest pay rates can exceed €15.22.
€10.35
Low
€11.07
Average
€15.22
High
€16,146
Low
€17,269
Average
€23,732
High

Childcare Worker Salary Range

Low
€10.35
Average
€11.07
Experienced
€12.56
High
€15.22
Low
€16,146
Average
€17,269
Experienced
€19,593
High
€23,732
Among Early Years Educators, staff working in the Early Years sector on a part-time basis and Early Years Assistants providing non-ECCE care and education tend to have the lowest wages, while Room Leaders in ECCE (Early Childhood Care and Education) or Childcare Managers enjoy the highest wages.

Childcare Worker - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Childcare Centre Manager€22/hour
+99% 
Room Leader€11.40/hour
+3% 
Childcare Assistant€10.80/hour
 -2%

Childcare Worker - Pay by Experience Level in Ireland

An Entry Level Early Childhood Educator (ECE) with less than three years of experience can expect to earn €10 gross per hour on average. A mid career Childcare Worker with 4-9 years of experience earns an average compensation of €11, while an experienced Childcare Worker with 10-20 years of experience makes on average €12. Early Years Educators with more than 20 years of experience may earn more than €13.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Childcare Worker

Late Career▲ +17%
Experienced▲ +8%
Average Salary€11.07/hour
Mid Career▼ -1%
Entry Level▼ -10%

Gender Breakdown

Female
93%
Male
7%

Childcare Worker - Jobs by Location

Childcare Worker - Related Salaries (per year)

The salary information presented on this page is based on salary data collected from Childcare Worker jobs published on Jobted Ireland in the last 12 months and on public data sources (eg. Civil Service salary scales, HSE salary scales).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Childcare Worker

How much does a Childcare Worker make in Ireland?
A Childcare Worker in Ireland earns an average of €11.07 gross per hour, which is about €17,269 gross per year. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Childcare Worker updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Childcare Worker in Ireland?
The starting salary of a Childcare Worker in Ireland is around €10.35 gross per hour. Staff working in the Early Years sector on a part-time basis and Early Years Assistants providing non-ECCE care and education usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Childcare Worker in Ireland?
The highest salary of a Childcare Worker in Ireland can reach and exceed €15.22 gross per hour. Room Leaders in ECCE (Early Childhood Care and Education) or Childcare Managers usually have the highest salaries.
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