Residential Support Workers in the United States take home an average $11.91 per hour. Although more than half have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, just under one in three claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Residential Support Workers. Residential Support Workers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 69 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$21,331 - $38,933
(Median)
$21K
$31K
$39K
MEDIAN: $31,314
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$9.12 - $16.26
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$21,331 - $38,933  
   
Bonus
$28.25  
Total Pay (?
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$19,436 - $36,998  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.12 - $16.26  
   
Overtime
$13.91 - $22.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$28.25  
   
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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$19,436 - $36,998  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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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
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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