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Best states for a Direct Support Professional

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It seems like Direct Support Professionals are becoming more and more common across America. But working conditions for Direct Support Professionals aren’t the same everywhere in the U.S.

Our research found that Alaska is the best state for Direct Support Professionals, while Alaska and California are ranked highest in terms of median salary.

Alaska has a median salary of $117,255 and Alaska has the highest median salary among all 50 states for Direct Support Professionals.

Nursing and Psychology are the most common majors for people with jobs as Direct Support Professionals.

If you are currently seeking employment as a Direct Support Professional, you can find open job positions using Zippia's search tools.

The 10 Best States in America For Direct Support Professionals in 2019

  1. Alaska
  2. Vermont
  3. Rhode Island
  4. New Hampshire
  5. Maine
  6. Massachusetts
  7. Connecticut
  8. Iowa
  9. Nebraska
  10. Oregon
  • (33 jobs)
  • (18 jobs)
  • (39 jobs)
  • (54 jobs)
  • (93 jobs)
  • (703 jobs)
  • (144 jobs)
  • (202 jobs)
  • (40 jobs)
  • (87 jobs)

After looking at the our most recent data, we found that Alaska is the best state for Direct Support Professionals.

Below is the list of best cities for Direct Support Professional jobs ranked from 1 to 50.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Direct Support Professionals in 2019

1. Alaska

Total Direct Support Professional Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
33 $117,255 $71,000 $193,000 2.33
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Direct Support Professional Jobs in Alaska

2. Vermont

Total Direct Support Professional Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
18 $97,455 $59,000 $160,000 0.97
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Direct Support Professional Jobs in Vermont

3. Rhode Island

Total Direct Support Professional Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
39 $95,142 $57,000 $156,000 1.42
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Direct Support Professional Jobs in Rhode Island

4. New Hampshire

Total Direct Support Professional Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
54 $93,429 $56,000 $153,000 1.12
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Direct Support Professional Jobs in New Hampshire

5. Maine

Total Direct Support Professional Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
93 $87,140 $52,000 $143,000 3.02
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Direct Support Professional Jobs in Maine

6. Massachusetts

Total Direct Support Professional Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
703 $92,499 $66,000 $128,000 2.71
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Direct Support Professional Jobs in Massachusetts

7. Connecticut

Total Direct Support Professional Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
144 $91,774 $55,000 $150,000 1.46
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Direct Support Professional Jobs in Connecticut

8. Iowa

Total Direct Support Professional Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
202 $84,858 $51,000 $139,000 2.04
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Direct Support Professional Jobs in Iowa

9. Nebraska

Total Direct Support Professional Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
40 $87,308 $52,000 $143,000 0.93
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Direct Support Professional Jobs in Nebraska

10. Oregon

Total Direct Support Professional Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
87 $93,263 $56,000 $153,000 0.87
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Direct Support Professional Jobs in Oregon

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE a Direct Support Professional

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

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