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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

39-9041 Residential Advisors

Coordinate activities in resident facilities in secondary school 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 Residential Advisors
Industry profile for Residential Advisors
Geographic profile for Residential Advisors

National estimates for Residential Advisors:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Residential Advisors:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
92,500 1.9 % $ 16.81 $ 34,950 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Residential Advisors:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.18 $ 13.86 $ 15.01 $ 18.63 $ 23.33
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,260 $ 28,820 $ 31,220 $ 38,750 $ 48,530


Industry profile for Residential Advisors:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Residential Advisors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 25,230 4.12 $ 16.42 $ 34,160
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 11,600 0.39 $ 18.96 $ 39,430
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 10,960 5.76 $ 16.05 $ 33,380
Other Residential Care Facilities 10,230 6.78 $ 15.08 $ 31,360
Individual and Family Services 8,510 0.32 $ 16.63 $ 34,580

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Residential Advisors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rooming and Boarding Houses 930 10.38 $ 17.07 $ 35,510
Other Residential Care Facilities 10,230 6.78 $ 15.08 $ 31,360
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 10,960 5.76 $ 16.05 $ 33,380
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 25,230 4.12 $ 16.42 $ 34,160
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 3,320 1.24 $ 16.54 $ 34,390

Top paying industries for Residential Advisors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 50 (7) $ 22.66 $ 47,130
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 240 (7) $ 21.69 $ 45,120
Social Advocacy Organizations 90 0.04 $ 21.25 $ 44,190
Civic and Social Organizations 160 0.06 $ 20.30 $ 42,230
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 60 0.01 $ 20.03 $ 41,660


Geographic profile for Residential Advisors:

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



Map of employment of residential advisors by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Residential Advisors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 10,100 0.61 0.93 $ 19.66 $ 40,890
New York 6,490 0.75 1.14 $ 19.49 $ 40,550
Massachusetts 5,220 1.54 2.34 $ 19.48 $ 40,520
Maryland 4,720 1.85 2.82 $ 16.40 $ 34,120
Texas 4,510 0.37 0.56 $ 15.56 $ 32,350


Map of location quotient of residential advisors by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Residential Advisors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota 1,650 3.92 5.97 $ 14.15 $ 29,430
Maryland 4,720 1.85 2.82 $ 16.40 $ 34,120
District of Columbia 1,120 1.69 2.57 $ 17.89 $ 37,200
Massachusetts 5,220 1.54 2.34 $ 19.48 $ 40,520
Connecticut 2,240 1.43 2.17 $ 17.96 $ 37,350


Map of annual mean wages of residential advisors by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Residential Advisors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 320 0.08 0.13 $ 23.57 $ 49,020
Vermont 320 1.13 1.72 $ 23.10 $ 48,050
Minnesota 2,640 0.97 1.47 $ 19.75 $ 41,080
California 10,100 0.61 0.93 $ 19.66 $ 40,890
New York 6,490 0.75 1.14 $ 19.49 $ 40,550



Map of employment of residential advisors by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Residential Advisors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,300 0.50 0.75 $ 20.60 $ 42,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,640 1.24 1.89 $ 17.98 $ 37,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,630 0.63 0.97 $ 19.07 $ 39,660
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,200 1.24 1.88 $ 19.72 $ 41,020
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,490 1.98 3.02 $ 15.89 $ 33,050
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,830 0.69 1.05 $ 17.54 $ 36,480
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,370 0.75 1.15 $ 20.23 $ 42,080
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,370 0.99 1.51 $ 19.93 $ 41,450
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,310 0.58 0.89 $ 22.22 $ 46,210
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,280 1.31 1.99 $ 15.82 $ 32,900


Map of location quotient of residential advisors by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Residential Advisors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rapid City, SD 350 5.21 7.93 $ 13.30 $ 27,670
Cumberland, MD-WV 180 5.06 7.71 $ 19.24 $ 40,010
Leominster-Gardner, MA 180 3.76 5.72 $ 18.43 $ 38,330
Tuscaloosa, AL 340 3.47 5.28 $ 13.50 $ 28,080
Jackson, TN 230 3.45 5.25 $ 12.49 $ 25,970
Jonesboro, AR 190 3.39 5.17 $ 11.38 $ 23,670
New Bedford, MA 210 3.38 5.14 $ 18.18 $ 37,820
Pittsfield, MA 120 3.17 4.82 $ 20.28 $ 42,180
Sioux Falls, SD 490 3.12 4.75 $ 14.60 $ 30,370
Waterbury, CT 190 3.02 4.59 $ 16.14 $ 33,560