Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salary (United Kingdom)
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.
|Salary||£10,998 - £23,253|
|Bonus||£0.00 - £2,061|
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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).)
|£13,555 - £22,120|
|Hourly Rate||£6.80 - £9.85|
|Overtime||£6.43 - £12.01|
|Bonus||£0.00 - £2,061|
|Total Pay (||£13,555 - £22,120|
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.Read More...
These support workers are employed primarily in senior homes, private care facilities, doctors' offices, and some clinics, and some also work in private homes. Their work often revolves around providing physical care for senior citizens, including tasks such as cleaning, laundry, and recreation activities. Although educational requirements are not strict for this position, many employers prefer applicants who have a degree, certification, or some experience or background work in health care. Aspiring PSWs should volunteer at senior citizens' homes or other care facilities to familiarize themselves with the various issues and illnesses which are addressed on a regular basis.
Those in this position may work various shifts depending on their employers. Most work during the day, and some are needed for evening/night shifts or on the weekends. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
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.
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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.
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