Average Social Worker Salary in New Zealand

NZ$50,542
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
NZ$2,000
Bonus
What am I worth?
Get pay report
How should I pay?
Price a job
The average salary for a Social Worker in New Zealand is NZ$50,542.
10%
NZ$40k
10%
NZ$51k
50%
NZ$68k
90%
90%
MEDIAN NZ$50,542
Is Social Worker your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
How it works:
1
Enter city & years of experience
2
Add pay factors like skills & education
3
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
United States (change)
Salary
NZ$40k - NZ$68k
Bonus
NZ$2k - NZ$3k
Total Pay
NZ$40k - NZ$66k

Your Market Worth Over Time

How has your pay changed over time for your market? Find out by taking our salary quiz.

Job Description for Social Worker

Popular Employer Salaries for Social Worker

The top respondents for the job title Social Worker are from the companies Child Youth and Family, Ministry of Social Development and Ministry of Social Development. Reported salaries are highest at Child Youth and Family where the average pay is NZ$60,000. Ministry of Social Development pays the lowest at around NZ$57,446.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Social Worker. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Social Worker
Social Worker (BSW)
Senior Social Worker
Licensed Social Worker
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Social Worker Job Listings

Popular Skills for Social Worker

Skills in Case Management, Child Advocacy, Counseling and Crisis Intervention are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Risk Management / Risk Control.

Pay by Experience Level for Social Worker

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 NZ$46,777 based on 27 salaries. An early career Social Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of NZ$48,358 based on 255 salaries. A mid-career Social Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of NZ$55,192 based on 108 salaries. An experienced Social Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of NZ$58,110 based on 96 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of NZ$56,316.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 529 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.1%
Early Career
48.2%
Mid Career
20.4%
Experienced
18.1%
Late Career
8.1%

Related Job Salaries