Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

39-9041 Residential Advisors

Coordinate activities in resident facilities in secondary and college dormitories, group homes, or similar establishments. Order supplies and determine need for maintenance, repairs, and furnishings. May maintain household records and assign rooms. May assist residents with problem solving or refer them to counseling resources.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
76,450 2.1 % $12.72 $26,460 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.29 $9.54 $11.80 $14.69 $18.61
Annual Wage (2) $17,240 $19,830 $24,540 $30,550 $38,700


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 19,980 3.49 $12.48 $25,960
Other Residential Care Facilities 10,850 6.84 $12.16 $25,280
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 9,890 0.35 $14.16 $29,460
Individual and Family Services 6,790 0.54 $11.27 $23,440
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 5,540 3.85 $11.23 $23,350

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rooming and Boarding Houses 1,080 9.78 $12.77 $26,570
Other Residential Care Facilities 10,850 6.84 $12.16 $25,280
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 5,540 3.85 $11.23 $23,350
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 19,980 3.49 $12.48 $25,960
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 4,080 1.23 $12.39 $25,780

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 760 0.01 $17.92 $37,270
Educational Support Services 80 0.06 $17.11 $35,590
Facilities Support Services 40 0.03 $15.80 $32,850
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 270 0.12 $14.59 $30,350
State Government (OES Designation) 3,160 0.14 $14.50 $30,160


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 5,540 0.54 0.90 $10.95 $22,770
Pennsylvania 5,500 0.99 1.66 $13.16 $27,370
New York 5,170 0.61 1.03 $13.17 $27,390
Florida 4,190 0.59 0.98 $11.37 $23,660
Kentucky 3,850 2.22 3.73 $10.73 $22,310




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 1,910 4.88 8.18 $11.14 $23,160
Kentucky 3,850 2.22 3.73 $10.73 $22,310
North Dakota 660 1.79 3.00 $12.14 $25,260
Connecticut 2,510 1.56 2.62 $14.95 $31,090
Maryland 3,380 1.36 2.29 $14.18 $29,490




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 110 0.41 0.68 $17.38 $36,150
New Jersey 630 0.17 0.28 $16.21 $33,730
Minnesota 1,290 0.50 0.83 $16.08 $33,450
Nevada 250 0.22 0.37 $15.59 $32,420
Ohio 3,080 0.62 1.04 $15.28 $31,780





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,850 1.02 1.71 $13.59 $28,270
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,460 1.17 1.96 $13.60 $28,290
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,440 0.29 0.48 $13.74 $28,590
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,380 0.38 0.64 $13.08 $27,210
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,370 0.81 1.37 $15.06 $31,320
Pittsburgh, PA 1,280 1.15 1.93 $13.55 $28,180
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,260 0.49 0.83 $10.33 $21,480
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 1,120 1.92 3.22 $10.79 $22,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.47 0.80 $13.79 $28,680
Sioux Falls, SD 960 7.10 11.92 $11.51 $23,930




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cumberland, MD-WV 470 12.81 21.50 $17.12 $35,610
Sioux Falls, SD 960 7.10 11.92 $11.51 $23,930
Rapid City, SD 270 4.61 7.74 $11.08 $23,050
Barnstable Town, MA 420 4.47 7.49 $11.41 $23,740
Alexandria, LA 270 4.41 7.40 $9.49 $19,730
Ames, IA 170 4.38 7.35 (8) (8)
St. George, UT 180 4.01 6.74 $11.42 $23,750
Ithaca, NY 190 3.87 6.50 $15.68 $32,620
Johnson City, TN 260 3.38 5.67 $11.77 $24,470
Mobile, AL 530 3.13 5.25 $9.57 $19,900