AU$45,787
Avg. Salary
AU$25.46
Avg. Hourly Rate
Help us gather more data!
Is Direct Support Worker your job title? Get your free, personalized salary report
Take our survey now »

The average pay for a Direct Support Worker is AU$25.46 per hour.

The average pay for a Direct Support Worker is AU$45,787 per year.

$21
10%
$25
50%
$32
90%
MEDIAN $25
$0
10%
$46k
50%
$0
90%
MEDIAN $45,787
AU$20.68 - AU$31.71
AU$21
AU$25
AU$32
MEDIAN: AU$25.46
10%
50%
90%
Hourly Data AU$0AU$45
Hourly Rate AU$20.68 - AU$31.71
Overtime AU$45.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$65K
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).
)
AU$42,458 - AU$65,707
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 91

Job Description for Direct Support Worker

Direct support workers are responsible for assisting people with daily living activities who cannot perform them independently; this includes individuals with mental retardation, developmental disabilities, or medical disabilities such as stroke, heart attack, or trauma. These workers actively support patients in daily living, and are responsible for overseeing the programs implemented by their doctors or therapists. They often assist with minor around-the-house tasks such as cleaning and paying bills, as well.

Read More...

Direct Support 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.

Direct Support Worker Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$53,027

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

Key Stats for Direct Support Worker

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Direct Support Worker Salaries

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
AU$53,000

▼6%

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 96%