Direct Care Provider Salary

The average pay for a Direct Care Provider is $10.36 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$11,920 - $52,349
$12K
$29K
$52K
MEDIAN: $29,297
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$8.52 - $14.10
$8
$10
$14
MEDIAN: $10.34
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$52K
Salary $11,920 - $52,349
Bonus $600
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).
)
$17,978 - $32,246
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $8.52 - $14.10
Overtime $9.93 - $22.35
Annual Data $0$32K
Bonus $600
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).
)
$17,978 - $32,246
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 289

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Job Description for Direct Care Provider

A direct care provider works with individuals who may be elderly or have developmental delays, and will generally have multiple clients whom they visit on a regular basis. The hours for this position vary, so it is important to have a flexible schedule.

Read More...

Direct Care Provider 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.

Common Career Paths for Direct Care Provider


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px

Direct Care Provider Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Direct Care Provider

Pay by Experience for a Direct Care Provider has a positive trend. An entry-level Direct Care Provider with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 199 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Direct Care Provider 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 95 salaries. An experienced Direct Care Provider which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 62 salaries. A Direct Care Provider with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 21 salaries.

Direct Care Provider Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Direct Care Provider?

Direct Care Provider in Medina:
Pros: Plenty of Hours, Low difficulty, Free entry to some public activities such as rec center and movie theatre.
Cons: Low pay, no benefits, no overtime.

Direct Care Provider in Auburn:
"Good job, lousy pay."
Pros: I love my clients that I work with. I like that it is a home based rehabilitation environment setting and that I get to help make their lives better.
Cons: Having to deal with bodily fluids, doing several different jobs but don't get paid what I'm worth. I honestly can't afford my bills on the pay I receive here.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Direct Care Provider

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
ADVERTISEMENT
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Direct Care Provider Salaries

Experienced
▲9%

Late-Career
▲9%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$23,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Skills That Affect Direct Care Provider Salaries

CPR
▲8%

National Average
$23,000


Cleaning
▼20%

Disability Support
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
no benefits
None: 58%
ADVERTISEMENT