How much does a Direct Care make?

Updated Jun 15, 2021

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$29,124 /yr
Average Base Pay

5,071 salaries

$23K

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$29K

Average

$37K

High

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The national average salary for a Direct Care is $29,124 in United States. Filter by location to see Direct Care salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 5,071 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Direct Care employees.

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United Cerebral Palsy
3.9

United Cerebral Palsy

Direct Care - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $9 - $13
7 salaries
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$9

$13

$9 - $13 Range

Avalon Hills Eating Disorder Programs
3.8

Avalon Hills Eating Disorder Programs

Direct Care - Hourly

$10

 /hr
Range: $10 - $15

$10

$15

$10 - $15 Range

Sample Supports
4.3

Sample Supports

Direct Care - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $15 - $18

$15

$18

$15 - $18 Range

Allegheny Valley School
3.1

Allegheny Valley School

Direct Care - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $12 - $16

$12

$16

$12 - $16 Range

People Inc. (NY)
3.4

People Inc. (NY)

Direct Care - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $10 - $13

$10

$13

$10 - $13 Range

YAI - Seeing beyond disability
3.4

YAI - Seeing beyond disability

Direct Care - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $14 - $17

$14

$17

$14 - $17 Range

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
3.7

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Direct Care - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $16 - $18

$16

$18

$16 - $18 Range

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Melmark
2.8

Melmark

Direct Care - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $11 - $12

$11

$12

$11 - $12 Range

Graceworks
3.3

Graceworks

Direct Care - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $11 - $11

$11

$11

$11 - $11 Range

Justice Resource Institute
3.9

Justice Resource Institute

Direct Care - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $14 - $16

$14

$16

$14 - $16 Range

Southern Worcester County Arc, Inc.
3.7

Southern Worcester County Arc, Inc.

Direct Care - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $12 - $16

$12

$16

$12 - $16 Range

AHRC Suffolk
2.4

AHRC Suffolk

Direct Care - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $15 - $15

$15

$15

$15 - $15 Range

River Gardens

Direct Care - Hourly

$9

 /hr
Range: $4 - $12

$4

$12

$4 - $12 Range

Community Options
3

Community Options

Direct Care - Hourly
About 

$8 -$14

 hourly

$8

$14

$8 - $14 Range

Community Choice
3.3

Community Choice

Direct Care - Hourly
About 

$11 -$13

 hourly

$11

$13

$11 - $13 Range

1.9

Transitions Centers

Direct Care - Hourly
About 

$14 -$15

 hourly

$14

$15

$14 - $15 Range

JEVS
3.4

JEVS

Direct Care - Hourly
About 

$13 -$15

 hourly

$13

$15

$13 - $15 Range

Tennyson Center for Children
2.7

Tennyson Center for Children

Direct Care - Hourly
About 

$15 -$18

 hourly

$15

$18

$15 - $18 Range

Lahey Health Behavioral Services
2.9

Lahey Health Behavioral Services

Direct Care - Hourly
About 

$12 -$13

 hourly

$12

$13

$12 - $13 Range

3.1

Cooperative for Human Services

Direct Care - Hourly
About 

$14 -$18

 hourly

$14

$18

$14 - $18 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Direct Care salaries

The average salary for a Direct Care is $29,124 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 5071 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Direct Care employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Direct Care in United States is $36,729 per year.

The lowest salary for a Direct Care in United States is $23,093 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent direct care salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$17
hourly
A Direct Support Professional (DSP) in the Harrisburg, PA Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
Harrisburg, PA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$11
hourly
A Direct Support Professional in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $11 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$15
hourly
A Direct Support Professional in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$17
hourly
A Direct Support Professional (DSP) in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$15
hourly
A Direct Support Professional (DSP) in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$22
hourly
A Direct Fairways in the Phoenix, AZ Area area reported making $22 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Phoenix, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$14
hourly
A Direct Support Professional (DSP) in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $14 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Per Diem
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
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