The average pay for an Experienced Social Worker is AU$75,510 per year.

AU$48,214 - AU$96,235
AU$48K
AU$72K
AU$96K
MEDIAN: AU$72,369
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50%
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AU$29.37 - AU$51.04
AU$29
AU$36
AU$51
MEDIAN: AU$35.87
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AU$0AU$100K
Salary AU$48,214 - AU$96,235
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$50,127 - AU$100,927
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 110
Hourly Data AU$0AU$51
Hourly Rate AU$29.37 - AU$51.04
Overtime AU$10.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$100K
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$50,127 - AU$100,927
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 45

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

National Average: AU$73,019

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

Key Stats for Social Worker

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %
10-19 years
86%
20 years or more
14%

Skills That Affect Social Worker Salaries


▲2%

National Average
AU$73,000

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 92%