A Mid-Career Personal Support Worker (PSW) earns an average wage of C$17.18 per hour.

C$18,739 - C$49,018
C$19K
C$31K
C$49K
MEDIAN: C$31,143
10%
50%
90%
C$13.46 - C$21.10
C$13
C$17
C$21
MEDIAN: C$17.16
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$49K
Salary C$18,739 - C$49,018
Bonus C$0.00 - C$1,505
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$27,557 - C$44,932
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 75
Hourly Data C$0C$32
Hourly Rate C$13.46 - C$21.10
Hourly Tips C$0.85
Overtime C$1.52 - C$32.31
Annual Data C$0C$44K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$1,505
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$27,557 - C$44,932
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,228

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.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$35,911

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Key Stats for Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 133 votes.
5-9 years
78%
10-19 years
22%

Skills That Affect Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salaries


Disability Support
▲7%


▼0%

National Average
C$36,000

▼3%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 133 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 45%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 52%