Direct Care Provider Salary

The average pay for a Direct Care Provider is $10.36 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$15,144 - $50,893
$15K
$26K
$51K
MEDIAN: $26,328
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50%
90%

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$8.35 - $14.42
$8
$10
$14
MEDIAN: $10.36
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$15,144 - $50,893  
   
Bonus
$700  
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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$17,681 - $32,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.35 - $14.42  
   
Overtime
$10.04 - $21.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$700  
   
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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$17,681 - $32,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 299

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Job Description for Direct Care Provider

A direct care provider works with individuals who may be elderly or have developmental delays, and will generally have multiple clients whom they visit on a regular basis. The hours for this position vary, so it is important to have a flexible schedule.

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Direct Care Provider 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 Direct Care Provider

Pay by Experience for a Direct Care Provider has a positive trend. An entry-level Direct Care Provider with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 199 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Direct Care Provider with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 95 salaries. An experienced Direct Care Provider which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 62 salaries. A Direct Care Provider with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 21 salaries.

Direct Care Provider Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Direct Care Provider?

Direct Care Provider in Auburn:
"Good job, lousy pay."
Pros: I love my clients that I work with. I like that it is a home based rehabilitation environment setting and that I get to help make their lives better.
Cons: Having to deal with bodily fluids, doing several different jobs but don't get paid what I'm worth. I honestly can't afford my bills on the pay I receive here.

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Key Stats for Direct Care Provider

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Direct Care Provider Salaries

Experienced
▲9%

Late-Career
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Skills That Affect Direct Care Provider Salaries

CPR
▲8%

National Average
$23,000


Cleaning
▼20%

Disability Support
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 58%