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Are you being paid correctly?

How much do disability support workers earn in Australia?

As the disability union, the Australian Services Union (ASU) wins pay rises for Disability Workers. In 2012 the ASU won Equal Pay for our sector - winning pay rises of between 23% and 45%. The ASU has won a pay rise every year since.

From your first full pay period after 1 July 2024, your pay will go up by 3.75%.

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. You cannot be paid on Level 1 as a disability support worker.

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.


From 1 July 2024, 3 million workers in Australia will receive a 3.75% pay rise, including disability support workers on the SCHADS Award.

Here are the new SCHADS 2024 pay rates.

SCHADS Award classification
Minimum full time weekly wage
Hourly rate
Casual hourly rate
Weekly Increase
Level 2.1
$1269.73
$33.41
$41.76
$45.60
Level 2.2
$1309.58
$34.46
$43.08
$47.12
Level 2.3
$1349.43
$35.51
$44.39
$48.64
Level 2.4
$1385.35
$36.46
$45.58
$50.16
Level 3.1
$1419.14
$37.35
$46.69
$51.30
Level 3.2
$1459.96
$38.42
$48.03
$52.82
Level 3.3
$1491.21
$39.24
$49.05
$53.96
Level 3.4
$1521.83
$40.05
$50.06
$55.10
Level 4.1
$1636.93
$43.08
$53.85
$59.28
Level 4.2
$1679.70
$44.20
$55.25
$60.80
Level 4.3
$1722.86
$45.34
$56.68
$62.32
Level 4.4
$1761.28
$46.35
$57.94
$63.46

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