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Direct support professional salary in United States

How much does a Direct Support Professional make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $15.81
Low $12.80
High $19.52
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a direct support professional is $15.81 per hour in the United States. 125.1k salaries reported, updated at January 25, 2023

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Top companies for Direct Support Professionals in United States

  1. Ambitions
    145 reviews29 salaries reported
    $19.27per hour
  2. $18.69per hour
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Highest paying cities for Direct Support Professionals near United States

  1. Portland, OR
    $19.02 per hour
    482 salaries reported
  2. Spokane, WA
    $18.89 per hour
    299 salaries reported
  3. Rochester, NY
    $16.85 per hour
    44 salaries reported
  1. New York, NY
    $16.64 per hour
    303 salaries reported
  2. Brooklyn, NY
    $16.27 per hour
    684 salaries reported
  3. Bronx, NY
    $16.20 per hour
    367 salaries reported
  1. Phoenix, AZ
    $15.43 per hour
    489 salaries reported
  2. Philadelphia, PA
    $15.23 per hour
    665 salaries reported
  3. Indianapolis, IN
    $14.86 per hour
    186 salaries reported
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Where can a Direct Support Professional earn more?

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Most common benefits for Direct Support Professionals

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • 403(b) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Gym membership
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid orientation
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Safety equipment provided
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 18,875 ratings

25% of Direct Support Professionals in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?


148,331 job openings

Average $15.35 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Direct Support Professional

As a direct support professional how can I know if I am being paid fairly?

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