Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

39-9041 Residential Advisors

Coordinate activities for residents of boarding schools, college fraternities or sororities, college dormitories, or similar establishments. Order supplies and determine need for maintenance, repairs, and furnishings. May maintain household records and assign rooms. May refer residents to counseling resources if needed.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
57,280 2.5 % $12.54 $26,070 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.85 $9.17 $11.61 $14.75 $18.88
Annual Wage (2) $16,330 $19,080 $24,160 $30,690 $39,280


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 10,940 $11.68 $24,290
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 9,960 $13.92 $28,960
Other Residential Care Facilities 6,270 $11.67 $24,280
Individual and Family Services 4,790 $11.33 $23,570
Elementary and Secondary Schools 4,540 $13.90 $28,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Educational Support Services 90 $16.25 $33,800
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 890 $16.18 $33,660
Other Schools and Instruction 40 $15.97 $33,210
Junior Colleges 820 $14.29 $29,730
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 520 $14.24 $29,620


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
South Dakota 1,890 $10.68 $22,220 4.810
Kentucky 4,020 $10.26 $21,340 2.301
North Dakota 700 $10.08 $20,960 1.966
Vermont 420 $13.87 $28,860 1.442
Maryland 2,800 $13.66 $28,420 1.119

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
New Jersey 270 $17.52 $36,440 0.070
Minnesota 330 $16.54 $34,400 0.125
Massachusetts 1,950 $16.23 $33,750 0.614
Ohio 2,710 $16.10 $33,480 0.531
Alaska 210 $15.24 $31,690 0.694


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Cumberland, MD-WV 400 $16.65 $34,640 10.522
Sioux Falls, SD 760 $11.33 $23,570 5.670
Bismarck, ND 330 $9.70 $20,170 5.421
Rapid City, SD 310 $10.56 $21,960 5.218
Ames, IA 200 $15.93 $33,130 4.830

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 90 $20.71 $43,080 0.894
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 50 $20.29 $42,210 0.051
Worcester, MA-CT 100 $18.26 $37,970 0.411
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 450 $18.00 $37,450 1.436
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 70 $17.98 $37,400 0.202


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010