$30,051
Avg. Salary
$10.25
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$814

Bonus

$1,100

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Direct Support Worker is $10.25 per hour.

The average pay for a Direct Support Worker is $30,051 per year.

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$8.41
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MEDIAN $30,051
$14,497 - $40,467
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$0$40K
Salary $14,497 - $40,467
Bonus $15.21 - $1,677
Profit Sharing $1,100
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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$17,571 - $33,590
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 20
Hourly Data $0$21
Hourly Rate $8.41 - $14.46
Overtime $10.14 - $21.64
Annual Data $0$33K
Bonus $15.21 - $1,677
Profit Sharing $1,100
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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$17,571 - $33,590
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 194

Job Description for Direct Support Worker

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 bills, as well.

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Direct Support Worker Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Direct Support Worker

Pay by Experience for a Direct Support Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Direct Support Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 52 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Direct Support Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Direct Support Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 30 salaries. A Direct Support Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 6 salaries.

Direct Support Worker Reviews

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

Direct Support Worker in Daytona Beach:
"I love my job."
Pros: I like working with the less fortunate
Cons: morning traffic

Direct Support Worker in North Little Rock:
"Working for UCP United Cerebral Palsy."
Pros: Providing care to those in need.
Cons: Extremely poor pay, horrible hours.

Direct Support Worker in Hays:
"Commit to help people who can't advocate for themselves."
Imagine that you had no way of communicating with the rest of the world. You understood everything around you, in fact you understood it too much. When you felt something it was intensified. You tried your best to explain how you were feeling but no one seemed to notice or understand what you were trying to say. Until one day someone came into your life to help you find your voice. That someone could be anyone off the street with little to "entry level" understanding of what your diagnosis is, but they cared SO much about you that they gave you freedom to be yourself. That "someone" is DSW. We come into the lives of someone who may not be able to fully explain how they are feeling. What their hopes, dreams, or what their interests are. That is why our job is a VERY noble position. Therefore, the decision to apply for this job should not be taken lightly. Do your research. Know yourself, be reliable, be able to stand up for yourself and don't forget that someones life is at stake.

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Key Stats for Direct Support Worker

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Direct Support Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲5%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 46%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 46%