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Social Worker

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Social workers provide advice and support to people with personal or social problems, and help with community and social issues.


Social workers usually earn

$44K-$66K per year

Senior social workers with extra responsibilities usually earn

$59K-$100K per year

Source: Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers, 2016; District Health Board/Public Sector Association, 2015; Ministry of Social Development, 2012.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a social worker are average for new graduates but good for those with experience.
Janine Olasa sitting at her desk, looking at papers

Janine Olasa reading over some case notes

Last updated 23 April 2018