£7.85
Avg. Hourly Rate
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A Personal Support Worker (PSW) earns an average wage of £7.60 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

£11,178 - £23,154
£11K
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MEDIAN: £15,439
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£6.85 - £9.88
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MEDIAN: £7.85
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Salary £11,178 - £23,154
Bonus £0.00 - £2,027
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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£13,690 - £22,283
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 18 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 149
Hourly Data £0£12
Hourly Rate £6.85 - £9.88
Overtime £6.88 - £12.68
Annual Data £0£22K
Bonus £0.00 - £2,027
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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£13,690 - £22,283
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 18 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 353

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.

Common Career Paths for Personal Support Worker (PSW)


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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 ₤15,000 based on 153 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 ₤17,000 based on 66 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 ₤16,000 based on 32 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 ₤16,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £16,441

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Personal Support Worker (PSW) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Personal Support Worker (PSW)?

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Sheffield:
Pros: The service users I work with are lovely. The hours are reasonable. Made some good friends. Get to go out and about with service users.
Cons: Pay is rubbish for what we have to do and put up with. Get treated like rubbish. Holiday allowance is not good. Stressful. No pay for sick days until 6 month probation period is over. They don't communicate with you, so you often have no idea what is going on, They put you down to work on your days off without asking you first. Work bank holidays, including christmas day.

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Norwich:
"Daily Bread."
Pros: Supporting the people on the scheme.
Cons: Travel time.

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Southampton:
"Can Be Rewarding."
Pros: Knowing that I'm helping others with learning difficulties.
Cons: Seeing the residents get frustrated and upset.

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Key Stats for Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salaries

Mid-Career
▲5%

Late-Career
▼0%

National Average
₤16,000

Experienced
▼1%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salaries

National Average
₤16,000

Health and Wellness
▼1%

Home Health/Home Care
▼3%

Disability Support
▼8%

personal Care
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 95%