An Entry-Level Personal Support Worker (PSW) earns an average wage of C$15.83 per hour. A skill in Disability Support is associated with high pay for this job.

C$19,236 - C$46,301
C$19K
C$30K
C$46K
MEDIAN: C$30,295
10%
50%
90%
C$12.21 - C$19.85
C$12
C$16
C$20
MEDIAN: C$15.54
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$46K
Salary C$19,236 - C$46,301
Bonus C$0.00 - C$1,474
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$25,094 - C$41,988
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 154
Hourly Data C$0C$31
Hourly Rate C$12.21 - C$19.85
Hourly Tips C$0.60
Overtime C$1.52 - C$31.03
Annual Data C$0C$41K
Bonus C$0.00 - C$1,474
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$25,094 - C$41,988
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,618

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Personal Support Worker (PSW) Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$32,457

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

Personal Support Worker (PSW) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Oshawa:
Allow clients to perform their ADL's, and be. Patient.

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Burlington:
"All other duties that come with live in work."
What is expected to be done in a 8 hour time period and what else can be done in if shift gets done sooner.

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Cornwall:
"Be the best you can be."
This is such a rewarding career for not only the people U care for but yourself as well.. You get to meet new individuals with different needs every day. When your day is done, and you sit at home, a feeling of completeness and love fills your heart knowing you have made someone's day so much better and their families and at ease. I have a lot of pride in what I do being not everyone can do what we do every single day. We are the front line of care workers and we shine bright!

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Ottawa:
"Personal Support Worker."
Take care of your back. Work smarter not harder. Take any course you can to help yourself.

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Ontario:
"More staff."
Patience, and work for the patient that is why you are there.

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Brockville:
"You Work Hard Can Be Stressful Shift Work."
To know that it is rewarding but it is also very draining sometimes physically and emotionally! You work shift work hours so its hard to balance work and home!

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.

Key Stats for Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 203 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
15%

Skills That Affect Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salaries

Disability Support
▲17%



psw
▲5%

▲1%


▼0%

National Average
C$32,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 203 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
no benefits
None: 59%