Salary for Residential Advisors

Also known as:  Dormitory Counselor, House Parent, Residence Director, Residence Life Coordinator, Residential Advisor, Residential Director, Residential Life Director, Sorority Mother

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Residential advisors work to ensure the smooth and orderly operation of dormitories or group homes by enforcing rules and regulations as well as planning and organizing community activities. Additionally they will be responsible for room assignments, conflict resolution between housemates, record keeping and supply inventory. Residential advisors work to counsel students and their families on housing issues and develop educational programs for residents. An associate's degree is generally required for employment in this professional post. Advisors must also have excellent communication skills as they are required to work with a number of students and families on a regular basis.

A Residential Advisor will usually earn a pay level ranging from 16000 to 24000 based on seniority. Residential Advisors can get an average pay level of Twenty Five Thousand Eight Hundred dollars per year.

Residential Advisors make the most money in New Jersey, where they get average pay levels of close to about $36440. People in this category of job can make the highest salaries in Public Administration, where they can earn an average pay rate of $29210.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 10.97 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Residential Advisors tend to make the most in the following industries
Educational Services $29,210
Public Administration $28,960
Management of Companies and Enterprises $27,680
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $27,260
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $26,810
Accommodation and Food Services $25,590
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $24,410
Health Care and Social Assistance $25,180
Accommodation and Food Services $25,590
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $26,810
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $27,260
Management of Companies and Enterprises $27,680
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