Personal Support Worker (PSW) with Long Term Care Skills Salary (Canada)

The average pay for a Personal Support Worker (PSW) with Long Term Care skills is C$18.25 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

C$20,971 - C$48,626
C$21K
C$33K
C$49K
MEDIAN: C$33,183
10%
50%
90%
C$13.48 - C$21.64
C$13
C$18
C$22
MEDIAN: C$18.13
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$48K
Salary C$20,971 - C$48,626
Bonus C$0.00 - C$1,490
Profit Sharing C$322
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$27,793 - C$46,083
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 55
Hourly Data C$0C$34
Hourly Rate C$13.48 - C$21.64
Hourly Tips C$1.25
Overtime C$1.53 - C$34.29
Annual Data C$0C$46K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$1,490
Profit Sharing C$322
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$27,793 - C$46,083
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,389

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 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$36,000 based on 431 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$39,000 based on 224 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$40,000 based on 192 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$41,000 based on 57 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$37,886

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 167 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salaries

Late-Career
▲8%

▲7%

▲3%

National Average
C$38,000

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 167 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 52%