A Disability Support Caregiver earns an average wage of $10.24 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$16,744 - $46,540
(Median)
$17K
$22K
$47K
MEDIAN: $22,116
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$8.67 - $14.58
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MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$16,744 - $46,540  
   
Bonus
$250.00  
Total Pay (?
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$18,108 - $33,510  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$8.67 - $14.58  
   
Overtime
$0.71 - $17.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
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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$18,108 - $33,510  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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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

  • 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 Disability Support Caregiver Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
0%

National Average
$22,000

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 26%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
medical benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 64%
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