The average hourly pay for a Direct Support Worker is $10.46.
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What Do Direct Support Workers Do?
Direct support workers are responsible for assisting people with daily living activities who cannot perform them independently; this includes individuals with mental retardation, developmental disabilities, or medical disabilities such as stroke, heart attack, or trauma. These workers actively support patients in daily living, and are responsible for overseeing the programs implemented by their doctors or therapists. They often assist with minor around-the-house tasks such as cleaning and paying…Read more
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What Are Popular Skills for Direct Support Workers?
Skills in Disability Support, Medication Administration, Problem Solving and Assisted Living 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 Support Workers?
An entry-level Direct Support Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $9.98 based on 8 salaries. An early career Direct Support Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.08 based on 65 salaries. A mid-career Direct Support Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.22 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Direct Support Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.37 based on 42 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $12.
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