A Personal Support Worker (PSW) at Paramed earns an average wage of C$15.32 per hour. 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 Palliative Care is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

C$13.25 - C$18.88
C$13
C$16
C$19
MEDIAN: C$15.59
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Hourly Data C$0C$18
Hourly Rate C$13.25 - C$18.88
Overtime C$9.00
Annual Data C$0C$39K
Total Pay (?
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C$26,715 - C$39,975
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 50

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.

Personal Support Worker (PSW) Job Listings

Key Stats for Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salaries

Experienced
▲2%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
C$32,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salaries

Palliative Care
▲9%

Long Term Care
▲8%

Elder Care
▲6%


National Average
C$32,000

Home Care
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 40%