Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Direct Support Professional make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$54,792 / yrTotal Pay
$32,589 / yrBase Pay
$22,203 / yrAdditional Pay

$54,792

 / yr
$26K$487K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Direct Support Professional is $54,792 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $32,589 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $22,203 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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What are some related job titles for Direct Support Professional?

Some related job titles are Activity Assistant Salaries with median pay of $56,755, Direct Care Worker Salaries with median pay of $51,623, Home Health Aide Salaries with median pay of $49,401, Mental Health Technician Salaries with median pay of $72,491.

What are total pay estimates for a Direct Support Professional at different companies?

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2.9
Direct Support Professional

279 salaries

1,039 open jobs

$2,593

 / mo
Sevita
3.2
Direct Support Professional

176 salaries

4,572 open jobs

$3,997

 / mo
ResCare Community Living
2.5
Direct Support Professional

137 salaries

994 open jobs

$2,537

 / mo
Merakey
3.1
Direct Support Professional

124 salaries

2,170 open jobs

$2,591

 / mo
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
2.7
Direct Support Professional

101 salaries

626 open jobs

$2,649

 / mo
Help at Home
3.3
Direct Support Professional

94 salaries

1,660 open jobs

$31,254

 / yr
RISE Services, Inc.
3.3
Direct Support Professional

80 salaries

347 open jobs

$2,702

 / mo

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BrightSpring Health Services
3.4
Direct Support Professional

74 salaries

538 open jobs

$2,662

 / mo
Bethesda Lutheran Communities
3.4
Direct Support Professional

73 salaries

85 open jobs

$2,615

 / mo
Keystone Human Services
3.4
Direct Support Professional

72 salaries

171 open jobs

$2,581

 / mo
Beacon Specialized Living
2.8
Direct Support Professional

70 salaries

79 open jobs

$2,660

 / mo
Chrysalis
3.8
Direct Support Professional

63 salaries

188 open jobs

$2,683

 / mo
Community Services Group, Inc.
3.7
Direct Support Professional

57 salaries

94 open jobs

$2,672

 / mo
AHRC Nassau
3.1
Direct Support Professional

55 salaries

554 open jobs

$2,890

 / mo
Homes for Independent Living
3.0
Direct Support Professional

55 salaries

69 open jobs

$2,509

 / mo
The Arc
3.5
Direct Support Professional

51 salaries

905 open jobs

$2,488

 / mo
Passavant Memorial Homes
3.0
Direct Support Professional

51 salaries

75 open jobs

$2,594

 / mo
People’s Care
3.2
Direct Support Professional

50 salaries

224 open jobs

$2,590

 / mo
Maryhaven Center of Hope
3.1
Direct Support Professional

49 salaries

48 open jobs

$2,683

 / mo
Residential Services (NC)
3.0
Direct Support Professional

47 salaries

14 open jobs

$2,807

 / mo
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Recent direct support professional Salaries

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Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Direct Care Professional

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$13

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Direct Support Professional (DSP)

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$14

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Direct Support Professional

United States of America

 | <1 year

$20

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Direct Support Professional (DSP)

United States of America

 | <1 year

$16

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Direct Support Professional (DSP)

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$16

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Direct Care Worker

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$14

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Direct Support Professional (DSP)

United States of America

 | <1 year

$15

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
Yesterday
Direct Support Professional (DSP)

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$12

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday

Direct Support Professional pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Direct Support Professional is $32,589 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Direct Support Professional salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 7703 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Direct Support Professional employees.

The highest salary for a Direct Support Professional in United States is $43,412 per year.

The lowest salary for a Direct Support Professional in United States is $24,465 per year.

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