A Mid-Career Personal Support Worker (PSW) earns an average wage of AU$24.12 per hour.

AU$20.61 - AU$28.92
AU$21
AU$24
AU$29
MEDIAN: AU$24.26
10%
50%
90%
Hourly Data AU$0AU$38
Hourly Rate AU$20.61 - AU$28.92
Overtime AU$38.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$61K
Total Pay (?
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AU$42,786 - AU$61,041
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 101

Job Description for Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Personal support workers (PSWs) are responsible for providing short- or long-term care for patients and serving as companions for those who are lonely, as well as helping them with activities of their day-to-day lives. Personal support workers are health professionals who are "unregulated," as there are no set guidelines which they follow.

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Personal Support Worker (PSW) Tasks

  • Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
  • Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.
  • Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
  • Check patients' pulse, temperature and respiration.
  • Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles, and with dressing and grooming.

Personal Support Worker (PSW) Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$50,383

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Key Stats for Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
5-9 years
81%
10-19 years
19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 100%