Setting payment rates
How do ‘indicative rates’ work?
Deciding on agreed rates with each client
What are the indicative rates of other workers with similar qualifications to me?
- Social support and domestic assistance
Workers who provide social support and domestic assistance usually lend a hand around the house and garden, help with shopping and offer companionship or support with outings. Providing these services does not necessarily require experience, but is a vital service to many clients. We observe support workers offering these services usually setting their indicative rates anywhere between $25 to $35 per hour on weekdays and $35 to $45 on weekends
- Personal care
Workers offering personal care services usually involves assisting a client with their personal hygiene, medication assistance and preparing meals in their home. To offer these services, you’ll need a minimum of two years’ experience or relevant qualifications in providing personal care. We observe workers providing personal care usually set their indicative rates anywhere between $30-$40 per hour on weekdays, and possibly higher for clients with complex needs and where the worker is highly qualified.. We see weekend rates often between $35-$50
- Nursing services
Obtaining nursing qualifications requires many years of study and experience. If you’re a registered nurse (RN) and have had at least one year experience, you can offer your services as a qualified nurse on Mable. Workers providing nursing services usually value their expertise and we see them often setting their indicative rates anywhere between $40-$50 per hour and $45 to $60 on weekends
- Allied Health services
Whether you’re a speech pathologist, occupational therapist, psychologist or physiotherapist, you can provide your services independently on Mable. We observe workers providing Allied Health services setting indicative rates anywhere between $90-$150 per hour, sometimes more
In setting indicative fixed rates or agreeing fixed rates for longer service sessions, remember to consider the time you are active versus the time you are passive or sleeping.
Remember, your indicative and agreed rates are decided between you and your clients and can take into account many factors. We hope you find clients you click with, where the work is rewarding and where you feel fairly compensated for the amazing work you do.