Direct Support Professional Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Highest Paying City
Mountain View, CA
Highest Paying State
Average Experience Level
2.1 years
How much does a direct support professional make?
As a Direct Support Professional in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $26,985 per year or $12.97 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $11,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $64,000. Most Direct Support Professional jobs are in Health Care companies and Non Profits companies. States with the highest Direct Support Professional salaries include Hawaii, California, Nevada, Arizona, and Louisiana. The typical employment in the position spans 2.1 years.

Average Direct Support Professional Salary By Location

Across America, Direct Support Professionals make on average $26,985 annually or $12.97 hourly. Working in Mountain View, CA as a Direct Support Professional will pay you the highest wages at around $66,548 per year. Even an entry-level Direct Support Professional makes $26,000 per year in Mountain View, CA. Hawaii, California, Nevada, Arizona, and Louisiana are the highest paying states. Idaho, Kentucky, and Wisconsin have the lowest Direct Support Professional salaries.

Map of Direct Support Professional Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Direct Support Professionals earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Direct Support Professional Salary By Company

Direct Support Professionals can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Health Care companies and Non Profits companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Direct Support Professionals are Microsoft and Apple. If you can find a job at a company like CA Technologies or Qualcomm, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Direct Support Professionals.
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Average Direct Support Professional Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Direct Support Professional works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Health Care companies, Manufacturing companies, and Non Profits companies pay higher-than-average wages for Direct Support Professionals. Salaries for Direct Support Professionals in Health Care companies average $33,789 annually, while Manufacturing companies and Non Profits companies pay $28,665 and $25,997, respectively. The average salary for Direct Support Professionals in the Professional industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $25,859.
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Health Care
Health Care
Non Profits
Non Profits

Direct Support Professional Salary History

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National Average
Ashburn, VA

Direct Support Professional Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Direct Support Professional can range from $21,098 to $29,048 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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