Disability Care Worker Salary

A Disability Care Worker earns an average wage of $11.93 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$27,805 - $49,132
$30K
MEDIAN: $30,426
50%

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$8.68 - $18.06
$8
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $11.93
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$30,426  
   
Total Pay (?
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$18,976 - $41,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.68 - $18.06  
   
Overtime
$16.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Total Pay (?
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$18,976 - $41,031  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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Job Description for Disability Care Worker

Caring and responsible individuals are needed to work with people with special needs/disabilities (physical, mental, and/or developmental). As a disability care worker in our facility, your duties would include: assisting residents with transportation to and from medical appointments; administering prescription medication(s); ensuring basic hygiene practices (i.e. baths, showers, brushing teeth, cleaning/grooming habits, getting residents dressed); engaging residents in recreational and skill-building activities (grocery shopping, field trips, clothing shopping, and exercise sessions); and house-cleaning and maintenance (cooking, vacuuming, dusting, mopping, bed-making, laundry, emptying bed pans).

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Disability Care Worker Tasks

  • 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.
  • Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
  • 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.

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Key Stats for Disability Care Worker

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Disability Care Worker Salaries

Mid-Career
▲15%

Entry-Level
▲3%

National Average
$27,000

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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