A Personal Support Worker (PSW) earns an average wage of £7.60 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

£11,086 - £24,719
£11K
£15K
£25K
MEDIAN: £15,359
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90%

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£6.75 - £9.67
£6
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£9
MEDIAN: £7.60
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National Salary Data (?
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£0£9K£18K£27K
Salary
£11,086 - £24,719  
   
Bonus
£1,378  
Total Pay (?
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£13,587 - £22,049  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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£0£9£18£27
Hourly Rate
£6.75 - £9.67  
   
Overtime
£7.17 - £24.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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£0£18K£36K£54K
Bonus
£1,378  
   
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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£13,587 - £22,049  
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 153

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Pay by Experience Level for Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Pay by Experience for a Personal Support Worker (PSW) has a positive trend. An entry-level Personal Support Worker (PSW) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $15,000 based on 153 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Personal Support Worker (PSW) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $17,000 based on 66 salaries. An experienced Personal Support Worker (PSW) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $16,000 based on 32 salaries. A Personal Support Worker (PSW) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $16,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £15,851

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Personal Support Worker (PSW) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Personal Support Worker (PSW)?

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Sheffield:
Pros: The service users I work with are lovely. The hours are reasonable. Made some good friends. Get to go out and about with service users.
Cons: Pay is rubbish for what we have to do and put up with. Get treated like rubbish. Holiday allowance is not good. Stressful. No pay for sick days until 6 month probation period is over. They don't communicate with you, so you often have no idea what is going on, They put you down to work on your days off without asking you first. Work bank holidays, including christmas day.

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Southampton:
"Can Be Rewarding."
Pros: Knowing that I'm helping others with learning difficulties.
Cons: Seeing the residents get frustrated and upset.

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Key Stats for Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salaries

Mid-Career
▲9%

Late-Career
▲4%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
₤16,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salaries

Health and Wellness
▲3%

Home Health/Home Care
▼0%

National Average
₤16,000

Disability Support
▼5%

personal Care
▼8%

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 93%