Average Social Worker Salary / Wages
Salary and pay information for social workers is compiled regularly by analysis of Australian jobs advertised in major publications. Salaries are annual unless otherwise stated.
The Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations Code (ANZSCO) is 272511 for social workers.
Job titles and exact tasks vary in this work and examples of some occupation titles are social worker, mental health social worker and aboriginal councillor.
This occupation is currently on the Australian Combined Skilled Occupation List, (Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List, MLTSSL).
The average weekly full-time ordinary earnings in Health Care and Social Assistance in mid 2018 were $1,523, giving an annual income of approximately $79,200. This was 1.0% higher than in mid 2017.*
Data supplied from Indeed over the past 36 months, based on over 830 salaries, estimated that the average salary for a social worker was $75,950 per annum in Australia.
Social Worker Salaries / Wages in 2018
|Job Title||Salary / Wage $||Location|
|Planned Support Worker – Case Management||70,000 – 80,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Mental Health Clinician||70,000 – 85,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Social Worker Coastal Contract||up to 80,000||New South Wales|
|Social Worker Team Leader Disability Support||90,000 – 100,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Senior Clinician – Psychologist or Social Worker||95,000 – 115,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Social Workers – Network Student Engagement Teams||$85,000 -90,000||Canberra, ACT|
|Social Worker||64,000 – 94,000||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Coordinator – Residential Youth Care||75,000||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Registered Psychologist / Social Worker MHS||85,000 – 99,000||Canberra, ACT|
|Senior Social Worker||87,000 – 91,000||Canberra, ACT|
|Social Worker / Counsellor||65,000 – 80,000||Perth, Western Australia|
|Intensive Family Support Case Worker (Social Worker)||80,000||Perth, Western Australia|
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