Direct Support Professional salary in United States

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

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The average salary for a direct support professional is $14.30 per hour in the United States. 125.4k salaries reported, updated at January 19, 2022.

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Highest paying cities for Direct Support Professionals in United States

  1. New York, NY
    $18.73 per hour
    280 salaries reported
  2. Brooklyn, NY
    $16.19 per hour
    396 salaries reported
  3. Bronx, NY
    $15.83 per hour
    310 salaries reported
  1. Spokane, WA
    $15.61 per hour
    236 salaries reported
  2. Phoenix, AZ
    $15.25 per hour
    451 salaries reported
  3. Rochester, NY
    $14.78 per hour
    119 salaries reported
  1. Fort Wayne, IN
    $14.39 per hour
    690 salaries reported
  2. Philadelphia, PA
    $13.84 per hour
    828 salaries reported
  3. Indianapolis, IN
    $13.67 per hour
    346 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

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

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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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