Residential Support Worker Salary

Residential Support Workers in the United States pull down an average of $10.53 per hour. Most Residential Support Workers survey respondents are women (73 percent). The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and just over a half have dental, as well. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$8.30 - $14.10

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.30 - $14.10  
   
Overtime
$10.10 - $20.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $509  
   
Total Pay (?
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$17,776 - $32,734  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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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

  • 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.
  • Monitor food and liquid intake and vital signs.
  • 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.

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Experience Affects Residential Support Worker Salaries

Experienced
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Entry-Level
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National Average
$23,000

Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 30%
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