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Social Worker Salary (Australia)

The average pay for a Social Worker is AU$54,167 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Social Worker Salary (?
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AU$35,651 - AU$79,276
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MEDIAN: AU$54,166
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Social Worker Salary (?
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AU$19.92 - AU$37.50
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MEDIAN: AU$26.00
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National Salary Data

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AU$0AU$27KAU$54KAU$81K
Salary
AU$35,651 - AU$79,276  
   
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$2,553  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$37,624 - AU$78,937  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 272
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$25AU$50AU$75
Hourly Rate
AU$19.92 - AU$37.50  
   
Overtime
AU$0.00 - AU$72.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$2,553  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$37,624 - AU$78,937  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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AU$55,000
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Experience Affects Social Worker Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
AU$55,000

Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

Case Management
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Counseling
0%
National Average
AU$55,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 11% dental benefits Dental: 3%
vision benefits Vision: 3% employee benefits None: 87%