New Zealand Community Worker Salaries

Salaries are annual unless otherwise stated.

Salary and wage information for New Zealand professions is compiled regularly by analysis of New Zealand jobs advertised in major publications.

Job titles in this occupation vary and some examples are community worker, family support worker and whanau support worker.

No qualifications are generally needed for this occupation although a full driver’s license is useful.

Hours can often be irregular and may include weekends, evenings, and sleepovers.

Demand for community workers is greatest in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Some positions may offer the minimum wage rate which is currently $17.70 per hour.

For comparison, the average ordinary time hourly wage in New Zealand for the quarter ending 31 December 2018 was $31.63 according to Statistics New Zealand.

This would give an annual average salary of around $62,500, working standard full-time hours (38 hours).

Community Worker Wages in 2018 -2019

PositionSalary / Wage $Location
Community Worker / Support Worker35,000 – 45,000Auckland
Part-time Community Worker35,000 – 50,000Auckland
Casual Community Worker19 – 25 per hourAuckland
Community Development Worker40,000 – 45,000Waikato, Hamilton
Community Support Worker – Adult Services19 – 23Waikato, Hamilton
Community Support Worker18 – 21 per hourWellington
Community Support Worker40,000 – 45,000Christchurch
Part-time Community Support Worker18 per hourChristchurch

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