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.

$16,518 - $45,978
$17K
$27K
$46K
MEDIAN: $26,883
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$8.72 - $13.36
$8
$11
$13
MEDIAN: $10.52
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$0$45K
Salary $16,518 - $45,978
Bonus $99.16 - $2,700
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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$18,273 - $31,021
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 104
Hourly Data $0$20
Hourly Rate $8.72 - $13.36
Hourly Tips $0.01
Overtime $12.53 - $20.25
Annual Data $0$31K
Bonus $99.16 - $2,700
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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$18,273 - $31,021
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,385

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $22,764

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Direct Support Professional Advice

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

Direct Support Professional in Providence:
"Better owenrs."
TAKE CARE OF CLIENTS WORK HARD AND HOPEFULLY YOUR GO UP IN THE COMPANY.

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 Kansas City:
Expect a high turn over within the organization.

Direct Support Professional in Omak:
"$11/hr maximum."
Dead end job. Get degree move on.

Direct Support Professional in Rochester:
"Paid to Love."
Be flexible, be encouraging, be inspired.

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.

Key Stats for Direct Support Professional

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 195 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Direct Support Professional Salaries

Medication Administration
▲11%

Assisted Living
▲6%

amap
▲5%

CPR
▲4%

DSP
▲3%

Cleaning
▲2%

Counseling
▲2%


National Average
$23,000


Safety Compliance
▼2%

CPR Certified
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 195 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 46%
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