Average Social Worker Salary in Australia

AU$64,928
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AU$2,000
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The average salary for a Social Worker in Australia is AU$64,928.
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A$49k
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A$65k
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A$86k
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What Are Popular Skills for Social Workers?

Skills in Case Management, Counseling, Child Advocacy, Crisis Intervention and Group Therapy are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Social Workers?

An entry-level Social Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$59,242 based on 69 salaries. An early career Social Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$62,295 based on 393 salaries. A mid-career Social Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$70,663 based on 149 salaries. An experienced Social Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$78,316 based on 112 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$87,747.
Employees with Social Worker in their job title in Darwin, Northern Territory earn an average of 9.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Gold Coast, Queensland (9.1% more) and Perth, Western Australia (5.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (3.5% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (3.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 768 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.0%
Early Career
51.2%
Mid Career
19.4%
Experienced
14.6%
Late Career
5.9%

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