The average rate for a Personal Support Worker (PSW) is $12.35 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$16,387 - $55,000
$16K
$31K
$55K
MEDIAN: $31,188
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$9.01 - $19.67
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MEDIAN: $12.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$16,387 - $55,000  
   
Bonus
$1,965  
Total Pay (?
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$18,276 - $43,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.01 - $19.67  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.47  
Overtime
$8.62 - $29.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$1,965  
   
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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$18,276 - $43,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 162

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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

  • 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.
  • Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
  • 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.

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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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Key Stats for Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
051
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$26,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 55%
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