The average pay for a Personal Support Worker (PSW) is C$16.54 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in personal Care is associated with high pay for this job.

C$18,747 - C$49,950
C$19K
C$33K
C$50K
MEDIAN: C$33,137
10%
50%
90%
C$13.02 - C$20.83
C$13
C$17
C$21
MEDIAN: C$17.06
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$49K
Salary C$18,747 - C$49,950
Bonus C$12.67 - C$1,980
Profit Sharing C$272.50
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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C$26,798 - C$44,544
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 117
Hourly Data C$0C$33
Hourly Rate C$13.02 - C$20.83
Hourly Tips C$0.00 - C$10.96
Overtime C$1.54 - C$33.10
Annual Data C$0C$44K
Bonus C$12.67 - C$1,980
Profit Sharing C$272.50
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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C$26,798 - C$44,544
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,314

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Pay by Experience Level for Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Pay by Experience for a Personal Support Worker (PSW) has a positive trend. An entry-level Personal Support Worker (PSW) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$33,000 based on 1,358 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Personal Support Worker (PSW) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$36,000 based on 668 salaries. An experienced Personal Support Worker (PSW) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$38,000 based on 508 salaries. A Personal Support Worker (PSW) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$38,000 based on 134 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$35,742

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Personal Support Worker (PSW) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Personal Support Worker (PSW)?

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Dryden:
"Making a difference."
Pros: I absolutely love spending time with seniors. They have so much to give and tell! I also like giving support to their caregivers both from the community and from the long term care home. If I can make things easier for them offer a hug or helping hand, I love to put a smile on their face. I feel that this is where I need to be, and loving every minute of it!
Cons: I struggle with not having enough time in a day to spend with each and everyone. It always seems to be rush rush rush because at times there's not enough staff and no funding for more.

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Toronto:
"Are seniors' emotional and physical needs being met?"
Pros: People come in all shapes and sizes, but to be a whole person, the one thing we all have in common is the need for emotional and physical support.
Cons: We focus too much on the physical needs and forget that we cannot live a full life without physical AND emotional needs.

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Windsor:
Pros:
Cons: Hard on my body! Constant injury and pain. Low pay and understaffed.

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Kitchener:
"Being A PSW."
Pros: Knowing your making a change to make someone's life easier and better quality.
Cons: Becoming attached to clients after working with them for some time. You build a connection but have to stay professional and remember its a job.

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Ottawa:
"PSW "
Pros: -helping people -learning new things -laughing and smiling, brightening people's days
Cons: -weird hours -low pay

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Cornwall:
"Compassionate care"
Pros: Helping elders with additional daily living. Knowing that I go to work and make a difference. Every day is different and I cope very well with change. You never know what to expect and I love my job. Working with elders with dementia is challenging on a daily basis.
Cons: Working rotation of 3 different 8 hour shifts in one week. Don't mind the rotations of shifts but would prefer it to be weekly. It causes stress and fatigue amongst our co-workers. We are short staffed and are always working short. It makes everyone on edge and the residents can see it. Having employees who don't have the education who work with the elders also can be discouraging. Most employees use the wrongful approach with most of the elders and don't understand why some don't cooperate. Working in a long term care facility every employee should have additional training with dementia papers so they can understand the disease and work properly with these residents.

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Key Stats for Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 262 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salaries

▲7%

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
C$36,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salaries

personal Care
▲13%




psw
▲1%

National Average
C$36,000

▼4%

▼5%


Assisted Living
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 262 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 53%
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