Direct support professional

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

Average base salary
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71k salaries reported, updated at Jun 30, 2020
$12.44
per hour
The average salary for a direct support professional is $12.44 per hour in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • 403(b)
  • Employee assistance program
  • Life insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Flexible spending account

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Most common benefits for Direct Support Professionals

  • 403(b)
  • Employee assistance program
  • Life insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Flexible spending account
  • Disability insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Tuition reimbursement

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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