Average Direct Support Worker Hourly Pay

$10.46
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$786
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The average hourly pay for a Direct Support Worker is $10.46.
10%
$8.56
MEDIAN
$10.46
90%
$14.98
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What Do Direct Support Workers Do?

Job Satisfaction for Direct Support Worker

3.9 out of 5
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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.

Pay Difference by Location

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 185 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.3%
Early Career
35.1%
Mid Career
27.0%
Experienced
22.7%
Late Career
10.8%