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Direct Support Professional Compensation Practices: Implications on Service Quality; Tax Dollars; and Quality of Life

September 1, 2017

This report compares Direct Support Professional (DSP) wages in Pennsylvania across for-profit versus nonprofit status and across states. The conclusions find that steep wage increases for DSPs could result in cost savings to the state due to reduced reliance on public benefits.

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Key Takeaways

Increasing direct support professional wages can strengthen care quality.
Pennsylvania might be able to save money through higher direct support professional wages.
Direct support professionals would experience higher quality of life with higher wages.

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