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Staff Pay and Workforce Retention: Results from the 2020 Early Childhood Education National Survey

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early childhood teacher pay report

"The State of Play with ECE Teacher Pay"

 

QUESTIONS

This report of results from the 2020 Early Childhood Education National Survey covers the following ten questions:

  1. What do people in the ECE sector earn?
  2. Are staff paid for all their time spent working?
  3. Is there regional variation in pay and if so, could there be scope for non-kindergarten ECE staff in any region to be paid more?
  4. How does staff pay compare between private and community owned early childhood services? And are pay levels related to staff leaving?
  5. How does staff pay compare between kindergarten and non-kindergarten services? And are pay levels related to staff leaving?
  6. How does staff pay compare between the main categories of ECE services? And are pay levels related to staff leaving?
  7. Is the pay of qualified and certificated teachers the same in all centres under the control of kindergarten associations?
  8. What difference does it make in the pay of qualified and certificated teachers if they work in a kindergarten funded for pay parity compared to another ECE service that is not?
  9. What proportion of ECE teaching staff have stayed in their job for at least two years?
  10. Can the ECE sector retain its workforce?

The results are discussed and areas for further investigation are identified.

In the appendix to this report you can find background information with a short history on setting pay rates in the early childhood education (ECE) sector.

ATTENTION: EMPLOYERS 
The Wages and Employee Benefits Guide 2020 - 2021 will give you detailed information on pay benchmarks - see what others are paying their staff and benefits provided. The Guide is available exclusively for ECE service members - ask us or click on the link to go to the The Wages and Employee Benefits Guide 2020 - 2021  

 

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