A Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Kitchener, Ontario earns an average wage of C$15.62 per hour.

C$12.79 - C$20.34
C$13
C$16
C$20
MEDIAN: C$15.53
10%
50%
90%
Hourly Data C$0C$23
Hourly Rate C$12.79 - C$20.34
Overtime C$20.00
Annual Data C$0C$42K
Bonus C$138
Total Pay (?
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C$26,801 - C$42,546
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 103

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

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$34,000 based on 24 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$35,000 based on 18 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$30,000 based on 16 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$35,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salaries

Late-Career
▲8%

▲7%

▲4%

National Average
C$33,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salaries


Palliative Care
▲3%

National Average
C$33,000

▼5%


▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 60%