DSP Wages

  • Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) are the backbone of the system serving people with IDD but their wages have been low due to low reimbursement rates that do not reflect the responsibilities and demands of the career.
  • NJACP is appreciative of the increases to DSP wages over the last five years so that wages stay ahead of the mandated minimum wage in New Jersey.
  • There is consensus and more needs to be done as programs are still not operating at capacity and are unable to expand because of staffing shortages.
  • With Target willing to pay $24/hour it is more difficult than ever to retain and recruit staff that are responsible for people’s lives.
  • For statistics about the crisis:

ANCOR State of America DSP Workforce Crisis