A Residential Support Worker earns an average wage of £7.31 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Risk Management / Risk Control and Team Leadership. 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.

£12,082 - £21,060
(Median)
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MEDIAN: £15,647
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£6.63 - £8.88
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MEDIAN: £7.00
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National Salary Data (?
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£0£8K£16K£24K
Salary
£12,082 - £21,060  
   
Bonus
£700  
Total Pay (?
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£13,488 - £20,005  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 154
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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£0£6£12£18
Hourly Rate
£6.63 - £8.88  
   
Overtime
£6.58 - £15.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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£0£12K£24K£36K
Bonus
£700  
   
Total Pay (?
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£13,488 - £20,005  
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 320
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Pay by Experience Level for Residential Support Worker

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £15,412

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Residential Support Worker Reviews

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.

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Experience Affects Residential Support Worker Salaries

Experienced
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National Average
₤15,000


Skills That Affect Residential Support Worker Salaries

Risk Management / Risk Control
up arrow 21%

Team Leadership
up arrow 13%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 8%

National Average
₤15,000

Assisted Living
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Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%

Disability Support
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
medical benefits
Vision: 5%
dental benefits
None: 88%
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