Mental Health Social Worker Salary in Australia

AU$78,300
per year
per hour
AU$41.50
per hour
per year

Mental Health Social Worker - Average Salary

The average salary for a Mental Health Social Worker is AU$78,300 per year (AU$41.50 per hour), which is AU$12,940 (+20%) higher than the national average salary in Australia.
A Mental Health Social Worker can expect an average starting salary of AU$42,300. The highest salaries can exceed AU$125,000.
AU$42,300
Low
AU$78,300
Average
AU$125,000
High
AU$25.60
Low
AU$41.50
Average
AU$56.20
High

Mental Health Social Worker Salary - Distribution

Low
AU$42,300
Average
AU$78,300
Senior
AU$91,600
High
AU$125,000
Low
AU$25.60
Average
AU$41.50
Senior
AU$46
High
AU$56.20
Among mental health social workers, Entry-Level Mental Health Social Workers tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced workers like Senior Mental Health Social Workers enjoy the highest salaries.

Mental Health Social Worker - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Mental Health Social WorkerAU$92K/year
+17% 
Entry-Level Mental Health Social WorkerAU$42K/year
 -46%

Mental Health Social Worker - Pay by Experience Level

An entry level Mental Health Social Worker with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$42,300. A mid career Mental Health Social Worker with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$69,200, while a senior Mental Health Social Worker with 10-20 years of experience makes on average AU$91,600. Mental health social workers with more than 20 years of experience earn AU$98,500 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Mental Health Social Worker

Late Career▲ +26%
Senior▲ +17%
Average SalaryAU$78,300/year
Mid Career▼ -12%
Entry Level▼ -46%

Gender Breakdown

Female
85%
Male
15%

Mental Health Social Worker - Jobs by Location

Mental Health Social Worker - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Mental Health Social Worker jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months.
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