The average hourly pay for a Personal Support Worker (PSW) is C$17.24.
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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. These support workers are employed primarily in senior homes, private care facilities, doctors' offices, and some clinics, and some also work in private home…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Personal Support Worker (PSW)
The top respondents for the job title Personal Support Worker (PSW) are from the companies Paramed Home Health Care, Saint Elizabeth Health Care and Paramed. Reported salaries are highest at CBI Health Group where the average pay is C$17.63. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Saint Elizabeth Health Care and Carepartners, earning around C$17.03 and C$16.75, respectively. Bayshore Home Health pays the lowest at around C$15.01. Bayshore and Paramed Home Health Care also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$15.95 and C$16.25, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Personal Support Worker (PSW)
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Long Term Care
Skills in Long Term Care and Palliative Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Home Care, Elder Care and Home Health/Home Care.
Pay by Experience Level for Personal Support Worker (PSW)
An entry-level Personal Support Worker (PSW) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$15.61 based on 951 salaries. An early career Personal Support Worker (PSW) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$16.53 based on 2,031 salaries. A mid-career Personal Support Worker (PSW) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$17.92 based on 1,174 salaries. An experienced Personal Support Worker (PSW) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$18.44 based on 1,067 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$18.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Personal Support Worker (PSW) in their job title in London, Ontario earn an average of 4.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Kitchener, Ontario (0.9% more) and Hamilton, Ontario (0.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Brampton, Ontario (4.9% less), Toronto, Ontario (3.7% less) and Ottawa, Ontario (1.9% less).
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