Entry-Level Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salary

An Entry-Level Personal Support Worker (PSW) earns an average wage of C$15.05 per hour.

C$20,084 - C$42,276
(Median)
C$20K
C$30K
C$42K
MEDIAN: C$30,126
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C$11.97 - C$19.38
(Median)
C$12
C$15
C$19
MEDIAN: C$15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$15KC$30KC$45K
Salary
C$20,084 - C$42,276  
   
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$509  
Profit Sharing
C$544  
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$24,659 - C$40,828  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 127
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$10C$20C$30
Hourly Rate
C$11.97 - C$19.38  
   
Hourly Tips
C$1.14  
Overtime
C$0.31 - C$29.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$20KC$40KC$60K
Bonus
C$0.00 - C$509  
   
Profit Sharing
C$544  
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).
)
C$24,659 - C$40,828  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 17 Mar 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,926
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National Average: C$31,438

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Personal Support Worker (PSW) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Ottawa:
"Personal Support Worker."
Take care of your back. Work smarter not harder. Take any course you can to help yourself.

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Brockville:
"You Work Hard Can Be Stressful Shift Work."
To know that it is rewarding but it is also very draining sometimes physically and emotionally! You work shift work hours so its hard to balance work and home!

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Sudbury:
"Satisfaction In Giving Just A Little Extra."
In this day and age where baby boomers are now becoming seniors in need of this service, the role of the PSW is crucial. We are the front line workers to the everyday events at our job, good or bad. If I could give anyone advice to someone who is thinking about becoming a PSW it's just these four words: "Don't ever become robotic" This field of work is NOT an assembly line. We are dealing with humans with needs similar to our own and we will be in their shoes one day. Lets make our role the best in its field.

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Windsor:
You must go into this career because you are passionate about seniors and realizing that many times, some of your clients will pass away and that you will grieve just as the families do, because your clients become part of your family. As you care for these clients, you become attached to them and they become attached to you as well. You must understand that you will be taking care of another person's most cherished family member and that you are to treat them as you would like to be treated, because the family members are counting on you to be an extension of their love, care, kindness, patience in their absence. You must be able to handle stressful situations, emergencies calmly and have a great sense of humor. You must be well educated on proper lifting techniques and body mechanics so that you do not get injured.

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Toronto:
"Time is Gold."
In this type of job you have to have more patience and understanding, giving your client dignity and privacy and most of all do it first before you complain.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 158 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
medical benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 56%
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