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$18,769 - C$49,766
C$19K
C$32K
C$50K
MEDIAN: C$31,710
10%
50%
90%
C$12.57 - C$20.15
C$13
C$16
C$20
MEDIAN: C$16.22
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$49K
Salary C$18,769 - C$49,766
Bonus C$13.18 - C$2,020
Profit Sharing C$272.50
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$25,836 - C$43,008
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 68
Hourly Data C$0C$32
Hourly Rate C$12.57 - C$20.15
Hourly Tips C$0.60
Overtime C$1.56 - C$32.80
Annual Data C$0C$43K
Bonus C$13.18 - C$2,020
Profit Sharing C$272.50
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$25,836 - C$43,008
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,315

Personal Support Worker (PSW) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$33,942

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 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.

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.

Key Stats for Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 132 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
16%

Skills That Affect Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salaries

Disability Support
▲12%



psw
▲1%

National Average
C$34,000

▼3%


▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 132 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 61%