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How much do disability support workers earn in Australia?

The Australian Services Union won pay rises for Disability Workers. We won two pay rises year between 2012 and 2020. This is known as Equal Pay.

What is the disability award classification or disability support worker level?

Disability Support Workers in the NDIS are usually on Level 2 or 3 on the SCHADS Award.

There are different pay points based on your years of service. Union members can speak with the union to make sure you're being paid the correct rate.

SCHADS Award classification
Minimum full time weekly wage
Hourly rate
Casual hourly rate
Level 2.1
$1,106.39
$29.12
$36.40
Level 2.2
$1,141.07
$30.03
$37.54
Level 2.3
$1,175.76
$30.94
$38.68
Level 2.4
$1,207.25
$31.77
$39.71
Level 3.1
$1,236.69
$32.54
$40.68
Level 3.2
$1,272.22
$33.48
$41.85
Level 3.3
$1,299.44
$34.20
$42.75
Level 3.4
$1,326.02
$34.90
$43.63
Level 4.1
$1,426.39
$37.54
$46.93
Level 4.2
$1,463.62
$38.52
$48.15
Level 4.3
$1,501.24
$39.51
$49.39
Level 4.4
$1,534.76
$40.39
$50.49

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