Entry-Level Direct Support Professional Salary

The average rate for an Entry-Level Direct Support Professional is $10.38 per hour. A skill in Medication Administration is associated with high pay for this job.

$16,588 - $44,962
$17K
$25K
$45K
MEDIAN: $24,703
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$8.63 - $13.31
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$13
MEDIAN: $10.38
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$16,588 - $44,962  
   
Bonus
$99.67 - $2,447  
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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$18,064 - $30,571  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.63 - $13.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.03  
Overtime
$12.35 - $20.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$99.67 - $2,447  
   
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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$18,064 - $30,571  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,311

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $22,474

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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
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 155 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
13%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Direct Support Professional Salaries

Medication Administration
▲12%

Assisted Living
▲8%

CPR
▲6%

amap
▲6%

DSP
▲4%

Cleaning
▲3%

Counseling
▲3%


National Average
$22,000


Safety Compliance
▼1%

CPR Certified
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 44%