Support worker pay rates
Make a genuine difference in your community while enjoying fair and competitive pay. Take a look at our support worker pay rates and see how you can be a part of something meaningful!
A fair rate for all
We pay our support workers above the industry hourly average, while keeping prices affordable for Members.
Simple, flat pricing
Earn the same rate regardless of who you support or what you do, without needing to negotiate pricing with Members
Enjoy peace of mind
Although our support workers are independent contractors, we take care of invoicing Members for you!
Our 2024 pay rates
This refers to bookings between 1 support worker and 1 Member.
$41 per hour
Weekends & public holidays
$55 per hour
A sleepover shift is an 8-10 hour booking that starts any time after 7pm. Additional support can be scheduled before and after the sleepover at the hourly rate of that day. Learn more about sleepover support.
$210 per night
Group bookings are a great way to help Members meet new people, while earning a higher hourly rate.
- 1-on-2 bookings are bookings with 1 support worker and 2 Members.
- 1-on-3 bookings are bookings with 1 support worker and 3 Members.
1-on-2 bookings (weekdays)
$57 per hour
1-on-2 bookings (weekends and public holidays)
$80 per hour
1-on-3 bookings (weekdays)
$63 per hour
1-on-3 bookings (weekends and public holidays)
$88 per hour
Video and phone bookings
Connect with Members no matter where you live via an online video or phone booking. We understand these bookings may not always last the minimum booking time of 1 hour, so we offer a 30 minute video or phone booking rate (for calls over 30 minutes, the normal hourly rate applies).
Video or phone booking (weekdays)
$20.50 for 30 minutes
Video or phone booking (weekends & public holidays)
$27.50 for 30 minutes
By arrangement, a Member can cover the cost of any transport provided during a booking. However, you are not paid for travel to and from a booking. Refer to our travel policy article for more information.
Transport during booking
$0.90 per kilometre
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Frequently asked questions
How much do support workers get paid in Australia?
How much you earn as a support worker will depend on many factors, like where you work and what type of support you provide. At Like Family, we pay our support workers $41/hour for 1:1 weekday social support.
Is there high demand for support workers in Australia?
It's predicted that Australia will need a whopping 128,000 more NDIS support workers by June 2025. This makes it one of the most in-demand jobs in the country right now!
At Like Family, we're always on the lookout for more support workers across NSW, QLD and VIC. You can apply to join our community here.
What is the SCHADS Award?
SCHADS stands for Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Service. The Award is a set of minimum wages and conditions that apply to workers in the social and community services sector.
At Like Family, we've ensured our hourly rates are above the SCHADS Award for disability support workers.
Do I need any qualifications to become a support worker?
At Like Family, you do not need any formal qualifications or experience to become a support worker. You just need to be reliable, a good communicator, and passionate about helping others!
However, you will need to provide certain documentation before you can get started, like your ABN and NDIS Worker Screening Check (to support NDIS participants).
What type of people will I work with as a support worker?
We support a variety of Australians who may be socially isolated due to age, illness or disability. You get to choose who you work with, and what you do together!
How can I become a support worker?
To become a Like Family support worker, you'll need to start by answering a short quiz to check if you'll uphold our community values. Next, you'll create a profile that describes your passions, skills and why you want to become a support worker. You'll then need to provide certain documentation and participate in an online induction, depending on what type of people you want to support. You can apply to become a support worker here.
Get paid to do work you love
Apply to become a support worker with Like Family today