Residential Support Worker Salary

Median pay for Residential Support Workers in the United States is around $11.94 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Most Residential Support Workers survey respondents are women (72 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$17,435 - $44,752
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$31K
$45K
MEDIAN: $31,321
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$9.12 - $16.00
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MEDIAN: $11.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$17,435 - $44,752  
   
Bonus
$50.25  
Total Pay (?
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$19,133 - $37,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.12 - $16.00  
   
Overtime
$13.45 - $21.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$50.25  
   
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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$19,133 - $37,765  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 148

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Job Description for Residential Support Worker

A residential support worker is part of a specialized living community and helps care for the residents; residents may include senior citizens, at-risk youth, or mentally disabled individuals who seek to live independently but may need assistance or supervision. These communities are staffed by a team of residential support workers, who handle daily tasks that residents do not or cannot perform such as cooking, cleaning, and providing transportation. The level of involvement that workers take with clients often depends on residents' abilities and may vary from resident to resident.

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Residential Support Worker Tasks

  • Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
  • Perform a variety of duties as requested by client, such as obtaining household supplies or running errands.
  • Monitor food and liquid intake and vital signs.
  • Maintain records of patient care, condition, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
  • Transport clients to locations outside the home, such as to physicians' offices or on outings, using a motor vehicle.

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Key Stats for Residential Support Worker

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Residential Support Worker Salaries

Experienced
▲11%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 33%