AU$53,800
Avg. Salary
AU$25.16
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Residential Support Worker is AU$25.16 per hour.

The average pay for a Residential Support Worker is AU$53,800 per year.

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AU$20.98
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AU$30.09
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MEDIAN AU$25.16
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AU$69k
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MEDIAN AU$53,800
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MEDIAN: AU$53,800
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AU$0AU$69K
Salary AU$40,406 - AU$69,140
Bonus AU$31.00
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$43,675 - AU$63,853
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 37
Hourly Data AU$0AU$52
Hourly Rate AU$20.98 - AU$30.09
Overtime AU$4.05 - AU$52.34
Annual Data AU$0AU$63K
Bonus AU$31.00
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$43,675 - AU$63,853
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 362

Job Description for Residential Support Worker

A residential support worker is part of a specialized living community and helps care for the residents; residents may include senior citizens, at-risk youth, or mentally disabled individuals who seek to live independently but may need assistance or supervision. These communities are staffed by a team of residential support workers, who handle daily tasks that residents do not or cannot perform such as cooking, cleaning, and providing transportation. The level of involvement that workers take with clients often depends on residents' abilities and may vary from resident to resident.

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Residential Support Worker Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Residential Support Worker

Pay by Experience for a Residential Support Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Residential Support Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$50,000 based on 239 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Residential Support Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$51,000 based on 98 salaries. An experienced Residential Support Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$52,000 based on 58 salaries. A Residential Support Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$55,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: AU$52,498

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

Residential Support Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Residential Support Worker?

Residential Support Worker in Melbourne:
"It is like making a good friend and passing time with him . Documentation, outing for a coffe and so on."
Pros: Fix roaster
Cons: Less shift

Residential Support Worker in Townsville:
"Relaxed lifestyle, hot climate, traveling is easy by car."
Pros: Friendly regional city
Cons: Distance from capital city means wages are lower.

Residential Support Worker in Rockhampton:
"I Believe In Miracles."
Treat your clients how you would like members of your family to be treated. Don't get too attached to your clients, don't get involved in the clients personal, business or private matters. Remember, focus on the ability, not the disability. Remember to look after yourself, take breaks and debrief with your workmates.

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Key Stats for Residential Support Worker

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Residential Support Worker Salaries

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
AU$52,000

▼3%

▼6%

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 1%
no benefits
None: 96%