Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salary

The average rate for a Personal Support Worker (PSW) is $12.29 per hour.

$14,203 - $70,957
$14K
$34K
$71K
MEDIAN: $33,810
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50%
90%

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$9.12 - $19.23
$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $12.56
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$0$70K
Salary $14,203 - $70,957
Bonus $1,200
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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$18,466 - $44,612
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 37
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $9.12 - $19.23
Hourly Tips $0.47
Overtime $5.14 - $28.64
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $1,200
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).
)
$18,466 - $44,612
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 195

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 $25,000 based on 127 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 $25,000 based on 40 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 $30,000 based on 40 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 $32,000 based on 25 salaries.

Personal Support Worker (PSW) Reviews

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

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Yarmouth:
Pros: Relatively slow paced most of the time, however business is not constant.
Cons: The lack of benefits, and lack of respect for employees by upper management.

Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Virden:
"Great."
Pros: Paycheck.
Cons: Shift work.

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Key Stats for Personal Support Worker (PSW)

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Personal Support Worker (PSW) Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲12%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Mid-Career
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 48%