An Entry-Level Aged Care Worker earns an average wage of AU$20.34 per hour.

AU$30,088 - AU$59,461
AU$30K
AU$41K
AU$59K
MEDIAN: AU$40,675
10%
50%
90%
AU$17.63 - AU$24.88
AU$18
AU$20
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$20.36
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$59K
Salary AU$30,088 - AU$59,461
Bonus AU$2.38
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$35,999 - AU$52,927
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 72
Hourly Data AU$0AU$40
Hourly Rate AU$17.63 - AU$24.88
Hourly Tips AU$0.75
Overtime AU$9.31 - AU$40.03
Annual Data AU$0AU$52K
Bonus AU$2.38
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$35,999 - AU$52,927
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 664

Job Description for Aged Care Worker

An aged care worker gives support to elderly clients who need help maneuvering through their everyday lives. The aged care worker's duties will vary, depending on the degree of assistance that the client may need. In some positions, the aged care worker may simply be a companion that provides emotional support. In other jobs, the worker will carry out personal care such as grooming, shopping, housekeeping, cooking, and transporting the client to appointments.

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Aged Care Worker Tasks

  • Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
  • Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.
  • Check patients' pulse, temperature and respiration.
  • Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles, and with dressing and grooming.
  • Maintain records of patient care, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.

Aged Care Worker Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$42,554

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Aged Care Worker Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Aged Care Worker in Adelaide:
"Challenge but rewarding career."
Only enter into this job if you really care about helping the elderly. It is hard work and long hours with minimal staff and not great pay. But the rewards when you are thanked or someones lonely and you comfort them makes it worth it.

Key Stats for Aged Care Worker

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 90%