The average hourly pay for a Mental Health Worker in Australia is AU$27.66.
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What Do Mental Health Workers Do?
Hospitals, clinics, and other health care facilities typically hire personnel under the title "mental health worker" to assist doctors and nurses with the daily mental health duties. The mental health worker assists in patient monitoring, physical assistance, and performing other general tasks for doctors and nurses. They are in contact with patients and must demonstrate empathy and patience, as well as be adaptable to a variety of situations. While specific tasks required of mental health worke…Read more
Mental Health Worker Tasks
- Care for patients with mental illnesses or disabilities.
- Supervise individual patients and/or groups in living or therapeutic situations.
- Keep records, documentation and patient reports.
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What Are Popular Skills for Mental Health Workers?
Skills in Health and Wellness, Case Management, Crisis Intervention and Counseling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral / Verbal Communication.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Mental Health Workers?
An entry-level Mental Health Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$26.45 based on 10 salaries. An early career Mental Health Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$27.83 based on 83 salaries. A mid-career Mental Health Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$26.11 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Mental Health Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$26.05 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$36.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Mental Health Worker in their job title in Melbourne, Victoria earn an average of 6.5% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Perth, Western Australia (10.6% less), Brisbane, Queensland (2.6% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (1.7% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 130 survey responses.