Direct Support Worker Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Direct Support Worker is $9.96 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Direct Support Worker Total Pay (?
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$8.02 - $13.10
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.02 - $13.10  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $18.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $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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$16,924 - $31,541  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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Job Description for Direct Support Worker

  • 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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Experience Affects Direct Support Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%
National Average
$22,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%
Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 42%
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