Disability Support Caregiver Salary

A Disability Support Caregiver earns an average wage of $10.34 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$16,687 - $46,978
$17K
$23K
$47K
MEDIAN: $23,020
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50%
90%

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$8.75 - $14.92
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$10
$15
MEDIAN: $10.34
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$16,687 - $46,978  
   
Bonus
$250.00  
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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$18,247 - $33,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.75 - $14.92  
   
Overtime
$3.70 - $18.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$250.00  
   
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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$18,247 - $33,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 108

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Job Description for Disability Support Caregiver

A disability support caregiver is someone who assists patients in performing regular tasks that physical or mental injury or illness may prevent them from doing on their own. The caregiver may work as part of a dedicated facility in such as a nursing home. He or she may also be part of a health network and provide caregiving in patients’ home as well. Caregivers help patients take care of their individual needs and provide the family and friends of these individuals with some peace of mind.

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Disability Support Caregiver 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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Pay by Experience Level for Disability Support Caregiver

Pay by Experience for a Disability Support Caregiver has a negative trend. An entry-level Disability Support Caregiver with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 81 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Disability Support Caregiver with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Disability Support Caregiver which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 19 salaries. A Disability Support Caregiver with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Disability Support Caregiver

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Disability Support Caregiver Salaries

Mid-Career
▲5%

Entry-Level
▼0%

National Average
$23,000

Experienced
▼5%

Late-Career
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 28%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 64%