The average pay for a Direct Care Provider is $10.31 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.

$15,269 - $46,000
(Median)
$15K
$26K
$46K
MEDIAN: $25,641
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$8.32 - $14.50
(Median)
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$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$15,269 - $46,000  
   
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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$17,606 - $32,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.32 - $14.50  
   
Overtime
$10.09 - $22.33  
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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$17,606 - $32,233  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 301
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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

  • 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.
  • Maintain records of patient care, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Direct Care Provider

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

Direct Care Provider Reviews

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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Experience Affects Direct Care Provider Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Direct Care Provider Salaries

CPR
up arrow 8%

National Average
$23,000


Cleaning
up arrow 16%

Disability Support
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 54%
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