Residential Support Worker Salary (United States)

A Residential Support Worker earns an average wage of $10.45 per hour. This job's pay does not change very much with experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Residential Support Worker Total Pay (?
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$8.56 - $14.02
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.56 - $14.02  
   
Overtime
$9.43 - $20.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,838  
   
Total Pay (?
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$18,542 - $35,006  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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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

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$23,000
Entry-Level
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 14 votes.
Gender
Female
66%
female alumni
 
Male
34%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 28%
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