C$37,643
Avg. Salary
C$18.87
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Direct Support Professional is C$18.87 per hour.

The average pay for a Direct Support Professional is C$37,643 per year.

C$13.62
10%
C$18.87
50%
C$24.36
90%
MEDIAN C$18.87
C$28k
10%
C$38k
50%
C$46k
90%
MEDIAN C$37,642
C$28,297 - C$46,000
C$38K
MEDIAN: C$37,642
50%
C$13.62 - C$24.36
C$14
C$19
C$24
MEDIAN: C$18.87
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$51K
Salary C$37,642
Bonus C$50.87
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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C$27,957 - C$51,013
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 9
Hourly Data C$0C$32
Hourly Rate C$13.62 - C$24.36
Overtime C$23.56
Annual Data C$0C$51K
Bonus C$50.87
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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C$27,957 - C$51,013
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 57

Job Description for Direct Support Professional

Direct support professionals perform a number of tasks to aid people with disabilities, providing encouragement and instructions on specific tasks the individuals struggle with due to their disabilities. Most direct support professionals are expected to document their interactions with clients - as well as any changes they notice - so the care team may learn and develop strategies. Often, they communicate with external parties on issues related to the client's care. For example, some clients may be unable to talk on the phone; direct support professionals may help provide solutions for those clients and work with caretakers and loved ones as necessary.

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Direct Support Professional Tasks
  • Maintain records of patient care, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
  • Administer or supervise self-administration of medication.
  • Foster increased community and social integration.
  • Support the development of behavioral and social skills.
  • Provide assistance with daily tasks including personal care, transportation, health maintenance, and household chores.

Direct Support Professional Pay By Employer

$0$34K

$21,583

Rescare, Inc
46 profiles
$18,831

$20,660

Rescare Homecare
14 profiles
$19,116

Ahrc Nyc
13 profiles
$26,043

$23,405

Mentor Corp.
13 profiles
$21,209

$25,794

Dungarvin Inc.
12 profiles
$20,009

$19,446

Direct Support Professional Job Listings

Direct Support Professional Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Direct Support Professional?

Direct Support Professional in Hamilton:
"Non-rewarding."
Pros: Seeing smiles on clients face.
Cons: Not appreciated.

Key Stats for Direct Support Professional

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Direct Support Professional Salaries

▲12%

▲5%

National Average
C$39,000

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 23%