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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 $16.61
Low $12.98
High $21.27
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a direct support professional is $16.61 per hour in the United States. 152k salaries reported, updated at December 2, 2023

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Top companies for Direct Support Professionals in United States

  1. AbleLight
    557 reviews522 salaries reported
    $18.67per hour
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Highest paying cities for Direct Support Professionals near United States

  1. Spokane, WA
    $20.63 per hour
    335 salaries reported
  2. Eugene, OR
    $19.46 per hour
    197 salaries reported
  3. New York, NY
    $18.13 per hour
    386 salaries reported
  1. Duluth, MN
    $17.74 per hour
    647 salaries reported
  2. Brooklyn, NY
    $17.50 per hour
    1.2k salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $16.57 per hour
    483 salaries reported
  1. Philadelphia, PA
    $15.99 per hour
    687 salaries reported
  2. Indianapolis, IN
    $15.52 per hour
    333 salaries reported
  3. Columbus, OH
    $14.97 per hour
    413 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?


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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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