A Mental Health Worker earns an average wage of AU$25.45 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience does not have a big impact on this job’s pay.

AU$44,258 - AU$71,456
AU$44K
AU$55K
AU$71K
MEDIAN: AU$54,724
10%
50%
90%
AU$21.26 - AU$31.76
AU$21
AU$26
AU$32
MEDIAN: AU$25.53
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$71K
Salary AU$44,258 - AU$71,456
Bonus AU$2,250
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$44,735 - AU$69,647
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 44
Hourly Data AU$0AU$39
Hourly Rate AU$21.26 - AU$31.76
Overtime AU$40.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$69K
Bonus AU$2,250
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$44,735 - AU$69,647
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 60

Job Description for Mental Health Worker

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 workers vary by employer, these individuals generally do not possess a medical degree or registered nursing certification.

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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.

Mental Health Worker Pay By Employer

$0$39K

Pacific Clinics
8 profiles
$33,030

$27,186

Mental Health Worker Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$53,866

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

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Key Stats for Mental Health Worker

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Mental Health Worker Salaries

▲2%

▲1%

National Average
AU$54,000

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 14%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 86%