Social Worker Salary (Australia)

The average pay for a Social Worker is AU$54,161 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 Total Pay (?
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AU$35,260 - AU$79,261
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MEDIAN: AU$54,161
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Social Worker Total Pay (?
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AU$19.95 - AU$37.56
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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$35,260 - AU$79,261  
   
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$37,118 - AU$78,934  
PayScale
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 9 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 334
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$25AU$50AU$75
Hourly Rate
AU$19.95 - AU$37.56  
   
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$37,118 - AU$78,934  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 9 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 334
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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
Perth
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Brisbane
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National Average
AU$55,000
Sydney
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Adelaide
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Experience Affects Social Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%
Late-Career
up arrow 15%
National Average
AU$55,000

Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

Case Management
up arrow 3%
Counseling
up arrow 1%
National Average
AU$55,000
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Gender
Female
81%
female alumni
 
Male
19%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 9% dental benefits Dental: 2%
vision benefits Vision: 2% employee benefits None: 89%
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