Direct Care Program Coordinator Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Direct Care Program Coordinators in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $38K annually. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by just over a half. There are far more female Direct Care Program Coordinators who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 82 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$28,130 - $70,257
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$28K
$38K
$70K
MEDIAN: $37,771
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$10.25 - $31.87
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$14
$32
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,130 - $70,257  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,654  
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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$25,504 - $69,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.25 - $31.87  
   
Overtime
$15.01 - $30.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,654  
   
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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$25,504 - $69,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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Job Description for Direct Care Program Coordinator

A direct care program coordinator manages health treatment programs for patients who require direct daily care or living assistance. Direct care program coordinators work with hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, and inpatient psychiatric facilities to develop and run a care program for patients in need. Direct care program coordinators for smaller care programs usually work hands-on with patients, performing nursing tasks such as administering medication and taking biometrics.

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Direct Care Program Coordinator Tasks

  • Assist in hiring, training and reviewing performance of nursing and clinical aid staff.
  • Supervise home health aid staff and give clinical direction.
  • Maintain departmental day-to-day clinical activities, monitor and prioritize staff workflow and schedules of home visits.
  • Ensure adherence to departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

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Pay by Experience Level for Direct Care Program Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Direct Care Program Coordinators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $32K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $35K. Direct Care Program Coordinators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $37K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $40K.

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Experience Affects Direct Care Program Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$35,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 31%
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