Residential Support Worker Salary

Residential Support Workers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $10.80 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $8.73 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $14.24. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by over one-half. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The majority of Residential Support Workers (67 percent) who took the survey are women. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$24,240 - $39,386
(Median)
$24K
$33K
$39K
MEDIAN: $33,027
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$8.73 - $14.24
(Median)
$8
$11
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$24,240 - $39,386  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
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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$18,442 - $36,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.73 - $14.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.47  
Overtime
$12.17 - $21.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
   
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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$18,442 - $36,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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