Policy Forum: Policy Forum: How Much Do Direct Support Professionals Make? Putting Wages In Context
Part of the Policy Forum series.
- Julie Bershadsky, Mary Lou Bourne, Dorothy Hiersteiner
Low wages are a major factor contributing to the direct support workforce crisis. This recording of the Policy Forum held on April 6, 2022 discusses the recent Policy Research Brief, which compared wages of direct support professionals (DSPs) to what people earn in other similar professions. It also puts them in context by comparing DSP wages to living wages—the cost of living based on typical expenses that meet minimum standards of living.
- Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL)
- Direct support workforce
- Retention and recruitment