The average hourly pay for a Disability Care Worker in Australia is AU$26.67.
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What Do Disability Care Workers Do?
Caring and responsible individuals are needed to work with people with special needs/disabilities (physical, mental, and/or developmental). As a disability care worker in our facility, your duties would include: assisting residents with transportation to and from medical appointments; administering prescription medication(s); ensuring basic hygiene practices (i.e. baths, showers, brushing teeth, cleaning/grooming habits, getting residents dressed); engaging residents in recreational and skill-bu…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Disability Care Worker
The top respondents for the job title Disability Care Worker are from the companies Healthscope Limited, House With No Steps and Rocky Bay. Reported salaries are highest at Disability Group where the average pay is AU$27.84. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include House With No Steps, earning around AU$27.79. Rocky Bay pays the lowest at around AU$24.63. Healthscope Limited also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$25.06.
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Disability Support Caregiver
Residential Support Worker
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What Are Popular Skills for Disability Care Workers?
Skills in Disability Support, Medication Administration, Home Care and Transport are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Home Health/Home Care.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Disability Care Workers?
An entry-level Disability Care Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$25.47 based on 78 salaries. An early career Disability Care Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$26.41 based on 485 salaries. A mid-career Disability Care Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$27.05 based on 174 salaries. An experienced Disability Care Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$26.78 based on 111 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$28.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Disability Care Worker in their job title in Toowoomba, Queensland earn an average of 2.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Townsville, Queensland (1.7% more) and Sydney, New South Wales (1.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (2.8% less), Brisbane, Queensland (1.7% less) and Perth, Western Australia (1.0% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 879 survey responses.