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Average Hourly Rate


Average Bonus
The average direct care worker (dcw) salary in Alabama, United States is $29,076 or an hourly rate of $14. This is 10% lower (-$3,399) than the average direct care worker (dcw) salary in the United States. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $329.
Salary by Experience


Entry Level Salary


Senior Level Salary
An entry level direct care worker (dcw) (1-3 years of experience) earns an average salary of $22,374. On the other end, a senior level direct care worker (dcw) (8+ years of experience) earns an average salary of $43,089.
Job Description
Care for individuals with mental or emotional conditions or disabilities, following the instructions of physicians or other health practitioners. Monitor patients' physical and emotional well-being and report to medical staff. May participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs, help with personal hygiene, and administer oral or injectable medications.

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