Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salary

The average pay for a Personal Support Worker (PSW) is C$15.21 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Long Term Care is associated with high pay for this job.

C$20,533 - C$41,567
(Median)
C$21K
C$30K
C$42K
MEDIAN: C$30,212
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C$12.12 - C$19.91
(Median)
C$12
C$15
C$20
MEDIAN: C$15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$14KC$28KC$42K
Salary
C$20,533 - C$41,567  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$495.09  
Profit Sharing
C$300.00 - C$11,400  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$24,946 - C$41,815  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$10C$20C$30
Hourly Rate
C$12.12 - C$19.91  
   
Overtime
C$0.31 - C$29.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$20KC$40KC$60K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$495.09  
   
Profit Sharing
C$300.00 - C$11,400  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$24,946 - C$41,815  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,516
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What is it like working as a Personal Support Worker (PSW)?

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Toronto:
"Are seniors' emotional and physical needs being met?"
Pros: People come in all shapes and sizes, but to be a whole person, the one thing we all have in common is the need for emotional and physical support.
Cons: We focus too much on the physical needs and forget that we cannot live a full life without physical AND emotional needs.

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Kitchener:
"Being A PSW."
Pros: Knowing your making a change to make someone's life easier and better quality.
Cons: Becoming attached to clients after working with them for some time. You build a connection but have to stay professional and remember its a job.

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Cornwall:
"Compassionate care"
Pros: Helping elders with additional daily living. Knowing that I go to work and make a difference. Every day is different and I cope very well with change. You never know what to expect and I love my job. Working with elders with dementia is challenging on a daily basis.
Cons: Working rotation of 3 different 8 hour shifts in one week. Don't mind the rotations of shifts but would prefer it to be weekly. It causes stress and fatigue amongst our co-workers. We are short staffed and are always working short. It makes everyone on edge and the residents can see it. Having employees who don't have the education who work with the elders also can be discouraging. Most employees use the wrongful approach with most of the elders and don't understand why some don't cooperate. Working in a long term care facility every employee should have additional training with dementia papers so they can understand the disease and work properly with these residents.

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Experience Affects Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salaries




National Average
C$32,000


Skills That Affect Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salaries


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National Average
C$32,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 278 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 44% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 53%
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