C$32,780
Avg. Salary
C$17.06
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$389

Bonus

C$500

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Personal Support Worker (PSW) is C$17.06 per hour.

The average pay for a Personal Support Worker (PSW) is C$32,780 per year.

C$13.19
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C$17.06
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C$20.86
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MEDIAN C$17.06
C$19k
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C$33k
50%
C$50k
90%
MEDIAN C$32,780
C$18,612 - C$49,972
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MEDIAN: C$32,780
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C$13.19 - C$20.86
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MEDIAN: C$17.06
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C$0C$49K
Salary C$18,612 - C$49,972
Bonus C$19.49 - C$1,993
Profit Sharing C$500
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$27,114 - C$44,357
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 15 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 205
Hourly Data C$0C$32
Hourly Rate C$13.19 - C$20.86
Hourly Tips C$0.00 - C$5.17
Overtime C$1.54 - C$32.56
Annual Data C$0C$44K
Bonus C$19.49 - C$1,993
Profit Sharing C$500
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$27,114 - C$44,357
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 15 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,052

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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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$35,747

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Personal Support Worker (PSW) Advice

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

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Sudbury:
"Satisfaction In Giving Just A Little Extra."
In this day and age where baby boomers are now becoming seniors in need of this service, the role of the PSW is crucial. We are the front line workers to the everyday events at our job, good or bad. If I could give anyone advice to someone who is thinking about becoming a PSW it's just these four words: "Don't ever become robotic" This field of work is NOT an assembly line. We are dealing with humans with needs similar to our own and we will be in their shoes one day. Lets make our role the best in its field.

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 Windsor:
You must go into this career because you are passionate about seniors and realizing that many times, some of your clients will pass away and that you will grieve just as the families do, because your clients become part of your family. As you care for these clients, you become attached to them and they become attached to you as well. You must understand that you will be taking care of another person's most cherished family member and that you are to treat them as you would like to be treated, because the family members are counting on you to be an extension of their love, care, kindness, patience in their absence. You must be able to handle stressful situations, emergencies calmly and have a great sense of humor. You must be well educated on proper lifting techniques and body mechanics so that you do not get injured.

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Toronto:
"Time is Gold."
In this type of job you have to have more patience and understanding, giving your client dignity and privacy and most of all do it first before you complain.

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 Renfrew:
"Not for everyone."
It is a very strenuous career, both physically & mentally, but also rewarding. Many of us feel over-worked & under-payed, even at the highest rates out there, these folks are very dependent and can be very demanding, not to mention we basically have to live their lives for 8 hrs in a day, and their safety is our responsibility. The hours are not enough for 1 job, so often we find ourselves working 2 jobs, although they say we are in high demand. Shift work & on call is a pain for us part of the time. I myself find I have to work every single weekend to make a ends meet.

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
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 448 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

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 448 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 53%