A Residential Support Worker earns an average wage of C$17.12 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

C$27,724 - C$45,551
C$28K
C$38K
C$46K
MEDIAN: C$37,660
10%
50%
90%
C$13.27 - C$21.20
C$13
C$17
C$21
MEDIAN: C$17.40
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$45K
Salary C$27,724 - C$45,551
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$27,735 - C$44,694
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 37
Hourly Data C$0C$35
Hourly Rate C$13.27 - C$21.20
Overtime C$1.54 - C$35.51
Annual Data C$0C$44K
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$27,735 - C$44,694
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 241

Job Description for Residential Support Worker

A residential support worker is part of a specialized living community and helps care for the residents; residents may include senior citizens, at-risk youth, or mentally disabled individuals who seek to live independently but may need assistance or supervision. These communities are staffed by a team of residential support workers, who handle daily tasks that residents do not or cannot perform such as cooking, cleaning, and providing transportation. The level of involvement that workers take with clients often depends on residents' abilities and may vary from resident to resident.

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Residential Support Worker Tasks

  • Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
  • Perform a variety of duties as requested by client, such as obtaining household supplies or running errands.
  • Monitor food and liquid intake and vital signs.
  • Maintain records of patient care, condition, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
  • Transport clients to locations outside the home, such as to physicians' offices or on outings, using a motor vehicle.

Residential Support Worker Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Residential Support Worker

Pay by Experience for a Residential Support Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Residential Support Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$35,000 based on 87 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Residential Support Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$38,000 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Residential Support Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$40,000 based on 28 salaries. A Residential Support Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$42,000 based on 9 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$36,569

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

Residential Support Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Residential Support Worker?

Residential Support Worker in Winnipeg:
"Working as a support worker."
Pros: Being able to help people in the community who are not able to help themselves.
Cons: The lack of appreciation from people who work higher up. The complete disregard for our needs as a support worker. The high levels of stress we are put through on a daily basis, with no help from upper managmen .

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Key Stats for Residential Support Worker

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Residential Support Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
C$37,000

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 32%