An Entry-Level Direct Support Professional earns an average wage of $10.34 per hour.

$16,643 - $41,718
$17K
$25K
$42K
MEDIAN: $24,794
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$8.59 - $13.26
$8
$10
$13
MEDIAN: $10.34
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$16,643 - $41,718  
   
Bonus
$99.67 - $1,957  
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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$18,000 - $30,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.59 - $13.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.03  
Overtime
$12.38 - $20.15  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$99.67 - $1,957  
   
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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$18,000 - $30,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,327

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Direct Support Professional Advice

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

Direct Support Professional in Newton:
"Pay."
We work hard at what we do and the pay should show it not stay at just about the same pay since we started the individual give joy in my life love what I do just want to be appreciated.

Direct Support Professional in Johnson City:
"A C.N.A job without C.N.A pay!"
A great starting job for those fresh out of high school. However, no place to form a career.

Direct Support Professional in Sioux Falls:
"That You Get Beat Up At Times."
Check into how much training you get before you take the job and ask about the policy when people get violent.

Direct Support Professional in Toledo:
"Stress, Levels, Responsibilities."
Be prepared for anything and everything. T0here are things they don't tell you to expect.

Key Stats for Direct Support Professional

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 151 votes.
078
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
13%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Direct Support Professional Salaries

amap
up arrow 7%

CPR
up arrow 6%

DSP
up arrow 5%

Counseling
up arrow 4%

Disability Support
up arrow 2%

Cleaning
up arrow 2%

Medication Administration
up arrow 2%

Safety Compliance
0%

National Average
$22,000


CPR Certified
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 151 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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