AU$36.16
Avg. Hourly Rate
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A Late-Career Social Worker earns an average salary of AU$86,156 per year.

AU$58,326 - AU$98,633
AU$58K
AU$84K
AU$99K
MEDIAN: AU$84,177
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AU$25.95 - AU$54.30
AU$26
AU$36
AU$54
MEDIAN: AU$36.16
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AU$0AU$101K
Salary AU$58,326 - AU$98,633
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$55,672 - AU$101,434
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 21
Hourly Data AU$0AU$54
Hourly Rate AU$25.95 - AU$54.30
Overtime AU$10.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$101K
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$55,672 - AU$101,434
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

Job Description for Social Worker

A social worker will work closely with patients and their families to assess and treat a myriad of issues, and to help in understanding and coping with emotional and social problems of various natures. Excellent communication skills are integral to the job, as the social worker must be able to facilitate education, work with support groups, and provide referrals to patients. The employee will have the resources and research abilities to find information that is relevant to issues particular to a patient’s case and disseminate that information in a way that the patient and his or her family can understand. A social worker must have good time management and organization skills to maintain a caseload and sufficiently document cases as patients are reevaluated at appropriate intervals throughout their treatment. The worker will be the patient’s advocate and will provide the patient with resources that can help in dealing with his or her issues and learning to function as a normal member of society. Education requirements typically include a master’s degree in social work (MSW), and a social worker must be licensed in the state of employment or must be able to obtain a license before the first day of work. An applicant should be able to work with people of all walks of life, and be comfortable with a diverse patient base as the issues that strike patients do not discriminate on any basis. Knowledge of other languages is helpful for a social worker, but is not a requirement for employment. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)


Social Worker Tasks

  • Provide advocacy and resource services for the patient
  • Facilitate education, support groups and referrals
  • Gather relevant information pertaining to case issues
  • Assess and treat patients and their families in understanding and coping with emotional and social problems
  • Maintain caseload, documentation and reevaluate patients at appropriate intervals

Social Worker Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

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-6%

National Average: AU$77,518

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Key Stats for Social Worker

20 years or more
100%

Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries

National Average
AU$78,000


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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 95%