Youth Worker

Youth Workers provide practical and emotional support to children and young people. The average salary of a Youth Worker is $72,607 per annum.

As a Youth Worker, you'll facilitate programs that address the behavioural, welfare and protection needs of your clients with additional duties including administration, project planning, and youth supervision.

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Average salary
$72,607 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Min average salary
$66,537 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Max average salary
$78,677 P/A

Source: (August 2016)
Job growth

Projection: 19% more Youth Workers employed in Australia in 2020 (compared to 2015)

Employment by region

The top three regions for employment as a Youth Worker are:

  • NSW: 34.2%
  • VIC: 19.1%
  • QLD: 17.4%

Key skills required
  • Able to take initiative
  • Leadership qualities
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work independently
  • A non-judgemental attitude
  • Able to plan and organise


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