National Core Indicators Staff Stability Survey Report 2014

Date: 11/2015

Author(s): NASDDDS & HSRI

The 2014 Staff Stability Report compiles survey data taken from provider agencies regarding the direct support professional (DSP) workforce. Some initial findings include: 

  • Of the DSPs who left employment at responding agencies between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014, 37% had been employed for less than 6 months. This number varied vastly by state. 

  • Across the responding agencies, the turnover rate for DSPs was 45%. 

  • Of responding agencies that differentiate between full- and part-time employees, there was a 7% vacancy rate for full-time positions and 13% vacancy rate for part-time positions.  

  • Across participating states, DSPs received an average hourly wage of $11.11. DSPs providing in-home and residential supports earned less on average than those providing non-residential supports. 

The report includes findings from a sampling of nine states and the District of Columbia.

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