A Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Oshawa, Ontario earns an average wage of C$16.25 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. A skill in Long Term Care is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

C$25,254 - C$52,554
C$39K
MEDIAN: C$38,500
50%
C$12.46 - C$20.03
C$12
C$16
C$20
MEDIAN: C$15.71
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$52K
Salary C$38,500
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$25,685 - C$42,349
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 6
Hourly Data C$0C$20
Hourly Rate C$12.46 - C$20.03
Overtime C$19.24
Annual Data C$0C$42K
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$25,685 - C$42,349
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 81

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)

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salaries

▲19%

▲15%

National Average
C$33,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salaries


▲1%

National Average
C$33,000


Palliative Care
▼1%

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 41%