AU$25.26
Avg. Hourly Rate
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A Direct Support Worker earns an average wage of AU$24.51 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

AU$20.32 - AU$30.94
AU$20
AU$25
AU$31
MEDIAN: AU$25.26
10%
50%
90%
Hourly Data AU$0AU$39
Hourly Rate AU$20.32 - AU$30.94
Overtime AU$39.56
Annual Data AU$0AU$64K
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$40,992 - AU$64,271
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 78

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.

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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$52,542

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

Key Stats for Direct Support Worker

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Direct Support Worker Salaries

▲2%

▲1%

National Average
AU$53,000

▼5%

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 95%