AU$61,268
Avg. Salary
AU$31.32
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Social Worker is AU$31.32 per hour.

The average pay for a Social Worker is AU$61,268 per year.

AU$23.16
10%
AU$31.32
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AU$41.43
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MEDIAN AU$31.32
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AU$84k
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MEDIAN AU$61,268
AU$43,231 - AU$83,517
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MEDIAN: AU$61,268
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AU$0AU$85K
Salary AU$43,231 - AU$83,517
Bonus AU$48.00 - AU$7,783
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$44,920 - AU$85,045
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 552
Hourly Data AU$0AU$58
Hourly Rate AU$23.16 - AU$41.43
Overtime AU$4.50 - AU$58.43
Annual Data AU$0AU$85K
Bonus AU$48.00 - AU$7,783
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$44,920 - AU$85,045
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 303

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 2019 PayScale.com)

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Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker

Pay by Experience for a Social Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Social Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$60,000 based on 343 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Social 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$70,000 based on 126 salaries. An experienced Social Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$76,000 based on 89 salaries. A Social 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$79,000 based on 29 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$62,918

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Key Stats for Social Worker

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Social Worker Salaries

▲26%

▲21%

▲11%

National Average
AU$63,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries


▲5%

National Average
AU$63,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 88%