Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salary

A Personal Support Worker (PSW) earns an average wage of £7.20 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

£10,544 - £22,425
(Median)
£11K
£15K
£22K
MEDIAN: £15,358
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£6.29 - £9.80
(Median)
£6
£7
£9
MEDIAN: £7.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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£0£8K£16K£24K
Salary
£10,544 - £22,425  
   
Bonus
£0.00 - £503  
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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£12,675 - £21,665  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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£0£5£10£15
Hourly Rate
£6.29 - £9.80  
   
Overtime
£3.50 - £14.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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£0£10K£20K£30K
Bonus
£0.00 - £503  
   
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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£12,675 - £21,665  
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128

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Personal Support Worker (PSW) Reviews

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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Experience Affects Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
₤15,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 4% dental benefits Dental: 1%
vision benefits Vision: 2% employee benefits None: 93%
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