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Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salary

The average rate for a Personal Support Worker (PSW) is $12.12 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$16,922 - $59,865
(Median)
$17K
$29K
$60K
MEDIAN: $29,414
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50%
90%

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$8.39 - $19.58
(Median)
$8
$12
$20
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$16,922 - $59,865  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $496.65  
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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$17,429 - $43,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.39 - $19.58  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $23.15  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $496.65  
   
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).
)
$17,429 - $43,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99

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Job Description for Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Personal support workers (PSWs) are responsible for providing short- or long-term care for patients and serving as companions for those who are lonely, as well as helping them with activities of their day-to-day lives. Personal support workers are health professionals who are "unregulated," as there are no set guidelines which they follow.

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Personal Support Worker (PSW) Tasks

  • Check patients' pulse, temperature and respiration.
  • Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles, and with dressing and grooming.
  • Maintain records of patient care, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
  • Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
  • Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.

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Pay by Experience Level for Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

 
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Experience Affects Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 26%
vision benefits Vision: 16% employee benefits None: 59%
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