Average Mental Health Worker Hourly Pay in Australia

AU$26.00
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AU$2,750
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The average hourly pay for a Mental Health Worker in Australia is AU$26.00.
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AU$23.45
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AU$26.00
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AU$33.84
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MEDIAN AU$26.00
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Hourly Rate
AU$23 - AU$34
Bonus
AU$0 - AU$2,750
Total Pay
AU$48,415 - AU$78,247

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Job Description for Mental Health Worker

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.

Career Paths

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Mental Health Worker
Clinical Psychologist
Grant Writer
Community Support Worker
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Mental Health Worker

Skills in Oral / Verbal Communication, Health and Wellness, Case Management, Counseling and Crisis Intervention are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Mental Health Worker

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$25.14 based on 14 salaries. An early career Mental Health Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$25.98 based on 73 salaries. A mid-career Mental Health Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$25.49 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Mental Health Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$25.36 based on 11 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$39.
Employees with Mental Health Worker in their job title in Melbourne, Victoria earn an average of 4.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Adelaide, South Australia (4.7% more) and Sydney, New South Wales (0.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Perth, Western Australia (4.9% less) and Brisbane, Queensland (2.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 119 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.8%
Early Career
61.3%
Mid Career
13.4%
Experienced
9.2%
Late Career
4.2%

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