Average Direct Care Worker (DCW) Hourly Pay

$10.75
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$254
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The average hourly pay for a Direct Care Worker (DCW) is $10.75.
10%
$8.72
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$10.75
90%
$13.86
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What Do Direct Care Worker (DCW)s Do?

Job Satisfaction for Direct Care Worker (DCW)

3.6 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Direct Care Worker (DCW) are from the companies Beacon Specialized Living Services, Caregivers Of America and Maxim Healthcare Services. Reported salaries are highest at Southwood Psychiatric Hospital where the average pay is $13.06. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) and Beacon Specialized Living Services, earning around $11.19 and $10.98, respectively. Rescare, Inc pays the lowest at around $9.89. Caregivers Of America and Maxim Healthcare Services also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $9.95 and $10.32, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Direct Care Worker (DCW)s?

Skills in Medication Administration, Assisted Living, Cleaning and Disability Support are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Home Health/Home Care.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Direct Care Worker (DCW)s?

An entry-level Direct Care Worker (DCW) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.20 based on 74 salaries. An early career Direct Care Worker (DCW) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.45 based on 584 salaries. A mid-career Direct Care Worker (DCW) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.79 based on 253 salaries. An experienced Direct Care Worker (DCW) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.12 based on 245 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $11.
Employees with Direct Care Worker (DCW) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 13.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12.7% more) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (4.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (14.0% less), Jackson, Michigan (10.5% less) and Detroit, Michigan (5.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,252 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.9%
Early Career
46.6%
Mid Career
20.2%
Experienced
19.6%
Late Career
7.7%