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Residential Support Worker Salary

Median pay for Residential Support Workers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $10.28 per hour. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most Residential Support Workers survey respondents are women (73 percent). Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly one in three lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and over one-half have dental, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$8.27 - $14.16
(Median)
$8
$10
$14
MEDIAN: $10
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.27 - $14.16  
   
Overtime
$10.10 - $20.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $509  
   
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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$17,744 - $32,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74

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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 4%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 32%
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