AU$49,132
Avg. Salary
AU$22.49
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Care Worker is AU$22.49 per hour.

The average pay for a Care Worker is AU$49,132 per year.

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AU$19.91
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AU$22.49
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AU$26.74
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MEDIAN AU$22.49
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AU$40k
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AU$49k
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AU$55k
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MEDIAN AU$49,132
AU$40,300 - AU$55,000
AU$49K
MEDIAN: AU$49,132
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AU$19.91 - AU$26.74
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MEDIAN: AU$22.49
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AU$0AU$56K
Salary AU$49,132
Bonus AU$17.00
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$41,515 - AU$56,033
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 5
Hourly Data AU$0AU$34
Hourly Rate AU$19.91 - AU$26.74
Overtime AU$1.02 - AU$34.25
Annual Data AU$0AU$56K
Bonus AU$17.00
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$41,515 - AU$56,033
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 190

Job Description for Care Worker

A career as a care worker offers countless opportunities to work with children, disabled adults, and elderly people. Care workers care for people in a variety of settings, including residential homes, clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes. They often work on a team with other health care professionals, such as registered nurses and social workers, to care for patients and support their individual needs. Some patients may require around-the-clock care, so care workers may work first-, second-, or third-shift hours. In less formal environments such as home health care, they may only work a few hours a day with their patients. The flexibility of the position is an advantage, as it allows for personal growth and change if the care worker desires.

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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.
  • Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Care Worker

Pay by Experience for a Care Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Care Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$45,000 based on 110 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Care Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$45,000 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Care Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$46,000 based on 35 salaries. A Care Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$51,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

3%

-4%

National Average: AU$47,268

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Key Stats for Care Worker

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Care Worker Salaries

▲8%

National Average
AU$47,000

▼2%

▼5%

▼5%

Skills That Affect Care Worker Salaries

National Average
AU$47,000


Home Care
▼3%

▼6%

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 95%