A Residential Support Worker earns an average wage of £7.40 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are mental health and Risk Management / Risk Control. Experience does not have a big impact on this job’s rate. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

£12,202 - £21,401
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MEDIAN: £15,978
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Salary £12,202 - £21,401
Bonus £850
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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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£13,898 - £20,246
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 24 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 168
Hourly Data £0£11
Hourly Rate £6.89 - £9.00
Overtime £6.96 - £11.62
Annual Data £0£20K
Bonus £850
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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£13,898 - £20,246
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 24 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 327

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Pay by Experience Level for Residential Support Worker

Pay by Experience for a Residential Support Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Residential Support Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤15,000 based on 298 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Residential Support Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤16,000 based on 122 salaries. An experienced Residential Support Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤16,000 based on 79 salaries. A Residential Support Worker 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 32 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £15,873

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Residential Support Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Residential Support Worker?

Residential Support Worker in Maidstone:
"Work can be fun."
Pros: It is very rewarding and enjoyable but is also a very tiring and at times really challenging.
Cons: The pay is very poor for the responsibility involved with supporting young adults with leaning difficulties.

Residential Support Worker in Wallington:
"Supporting Adults Who Have Special Needs."
Pros: Being a support worker is very rewarding, you are caring for individuals who require extra support to carry out everyday tasks and activities. I enjoy empowering the residents I work closely with and also integrating them into the community. I enjoy building close bonds with adults who are unable to communicate verbally, however you soon realize they have their own unique way to express their feelings and slowly you begin to build a professional relationship.
Cons: Although being a support worker has its moral advantages, I do find that professionals such as ourselves are under appreciated by other professionals and in my opinion by the general public. Due to the increased media reports on criminal and abusive carers, I have noticed a shift in attitude towards staff working in this field. We are constantly scrutinized, being secretly watched in public and spoken to rudely by other professionals. Another disadvantage of working in this field is the pay scale. The amount of work you do daily is not reflected into the salary. Many support workers share the same disappointment and frustration. The hours are long and the work load increases, however the pay remains the same. Also, when working with adults who have complex needs and who have mental health diagnosis, this can also prove stressful. As regardless of the amount of training you receive; if you lack patience and people skills/communication skills. Then this type of work is not for you.

Residential Support Worker in gillingham:
"Support worker."
Pros: The challenges and the working with the tennants.
Cons:

Residential Support Worker in Leicester:
Pros: The people I look support and the activities we do together
Cons: staff, current pay and hours over the festive period

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Key Stats for Residential Support Worker

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Residential Support Worker Salaries

Experienced
▲1%

Late-Career
▼0%

National Average
₤16,000

▼2%

▼3%

Skills That Affect Residential Support Worker Salaries

Risk Management / Risk Control
▲18%

mental health
▲18%

Team Leadership
▲7%

Home Health/Home Care
▼0%

National Average
₤16,000

Disability Support
▼3%

Assisted Living
▼4%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼5%

Elder Care
▼7%

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 92%
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