Average Direct Support Professional Hourly Pay

$12.10
Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
10%
$9.71
MEDIAN
$12.10
90%
$15.36

The average hourly pay for a Direct Support Professional is $12.10

Hourly Rate
$10 - $15
Bonus
$52 - $2k
Profit Sharing
$19 - $3k
Commission
$0 - $12k
Total Pay
$20k - $34k
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What Do Direct Support Professionals Do?

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.
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Job Satisfaction for Direct Support Professional

3.7 out of 5
(764)
Highly Satisfied
110Reviews
Based on 764 responses, the job of Direct Support Professional has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.65 out of 5. On average, Direct Support Professionals are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Female
78.9%
Male
20.1%
Prefer to self-define
1.1%
This data is based on 1,321 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

51%

Dental

44%

Vision

39%

None

47%