Salary for Residential Advisors

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Also known as:  Dormitory Counselor, House Parent, Residence Director, Residence Life Coordinator, Residential Advisor, Residential Director, Residential Life Director, Sorority Mother helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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 can earn average salaries in a range of $21,550 and $49,180 based on experience and talent. can earn an average wage of thirty-three thousand four hundred and thirty dollars annually.

obtain the most salary in Vermont, where they receive an average job salary of close to about $42,060. People working these jobs can get the best compensation in Construction, where they can get salary pay of $45,170.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 41.65 percent nationwide in that time.


Residential Advisors tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Public Administration
Educational Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Accommodation and Food Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Accommodation and Food Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Educational Services
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