Direct Support Professional

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October 30, 2016

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Direct Support Professional Job Description

Personal and Home Care Aides Assist elderly or disabled adults with daily living activities at the person’s home or in a daytime non-residential facility. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals. May provide meals and supervised activities at non-residential care facilities. May advise families, the elderly, and disabled on such things as nutrition, cleanliness, and household utilities.

Direct Support Professional Salary Statistics as of 2015

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Average annual salary for a Direct Support Professional is $21893 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $30327. The lowest salary reported was $17738. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

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Median hourly wage for a Direct Support Professional is $10.89 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $15.08. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $8.82. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

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Bonuses for a Direct Support Professional are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $50 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $0 from people with under 1 year of experience.

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These are the highest paying states for a Direct Support Professional. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
Illinois – n/a
Michigan – n/a
New York – $20,800 – $31,478
Texas – n/a
Virginia – $19,555 – $24,721

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These are the highest paying cities for a Direct Support Professional. These numbers are based of the median annual salary as of 2015.
Chicago, Illinois –

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This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Direct Support Professional from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $21893 while in 2007 it was just $20303.18

Job Outlook

Gender Statistics

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16%

84%

Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 16% of Direct Support Professionals were males while 84% were females. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

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