Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salary

The average rate for a Personal Support Worker (PSW) is $12.29 per hour.

$14,497 - $64,564
$14K
$32K
$65K
MEDIAN: $32,248
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$8.96 - $19.37
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$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.33
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$14,497 - $64,564  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
Total Pay (?
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$18,349 - $42,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.96 - $19.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.47  
Overtime
$4.93 - $29.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$1,200  
   
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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$18,349 - $42,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 179

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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)

Pay by Experience for a Personal Support Worker (PSW) has a positive trend. An entry-level Personal Support Worker (PSW) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 127 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Personal Support Worker (PSW) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Personal Support Worker (PSW) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 40 salaries. A Personal Support Worker (PSW) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 25 salaries.

Personal Support Worker (PSW) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Personal Support Worker (PSW)?

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Virden:
"Great."
Pros: Paycheck.
Cons: Shift work.

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Key Stats for Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲17%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Mid-Career
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 50%
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