Entry-Level Direct Care Worker (DCW) Salary

An Entry-Level Direct Care Worker (DCW) earns an average wage of $9.86 per hour.

$14,239 - $33,433
$14K
$20K
$33K
MEDIAN: $20,440
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$8.13 - $13.00
$8
$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$14,239 - $33,433  
   
Bonus
$48.48 - $1,237  
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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$16,856 - $30,142  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.13 - $13.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.83  
Overtime
$10.44 - $18.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$48.48 - $1,237  
   
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).
)
$16,856 - $30,142  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 491

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Direct Care Worker (DCW) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Direct Care Worker (DCW) in Petersburg:
"Rare raises."
The jobs work conditions are good, but they say you will get a raise each year, and thats not always the case and sometimes the raise could be as little as a nickel. You must have lots of patients when dealing with MMR consumers.

Key Stats for Direct Care Worker (DCW)

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
11%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Direct Care Worker (DCW) Salaries

CPR
▲1%

National Average
$21,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 56%
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