Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
110,720 1.7 % $13.87 $28,850 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.08 $10.53 $12.90 $16.02 $20.00
Annual Wage (2) $18,890 $21,900 $26,830 $33,310 $41,590


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 Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 31,410 5.01 $13.32 $27,710
Other Residential Care Facilities 17,450 10.69 $13.44 $27,950
Individual and Family Services 12,150 0.53 $13.00 $27,040
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 11,010 0.36 $15.39 $32,010
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 8,920 5.31 $13.30 $27,650

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Residential Care Facilities 17,450 10.69 $13.44 $27,950
Rooming and Boarding Houses 1,220 10.31 $13.75 $28,610
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 8,920 5.31 $13.30 $27,650
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 31,410 5.01 $13.32 $27,710
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 5,240 1.58 $13.08 $27,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,080 0.10 $17.93 $37,290
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,300 0.04 $17.24 $35,860
Management of Companies and Enterprises 520 0.02 $17.23 $35,830
Grantmaking and Giving Services 100 0.07 $16.98 $35,320
RV (Recreational Vehicle) Parks and Recreational Camps 80 0.14 $16.33 $33,970


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)
Tennessee 8,090 2.78 3.57 $10.17 $21,160
New York 7,920 0.86 1.11 $16.20 $33,700
Texas 7,630 0.64 0.83 $12.85 $26,730
Pennsylvania 7,310 1.26 1.63 $13.26 $27,570
California 7,190 0.43 0.55 $16.02 $33,330




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 2,390 5.69 7.32 $12.21 $25,400
Tennessee 8,090 2.78 3.57 $10.17 $21,160
North Dakota 970 2.33 3.00 $15.59 $32,420
Massachusetts 7,120 2.02 2.60 $15.72 $32,690
Kentucky 3,750 2.00 2.58 $11.21 $23,320




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 2,040 1.23 1.59 $17.68 $36,770
Alaska 220 0.69 0.89 $17.48 $36,360
Minnesota 1,940 0.68 0.88 $17.33 $36,040
Arizona 810 0.30 0.39 $17.19 $35,750
District of Columbia 850 1.20 1.55 $17.14 $35,650



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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)
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,920 2.13 2.74 $15.51 $32,270
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,820 0.57 0.74 $17.29 $35,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,920 1.16 1.49 $15.80 $32,870
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 2,280 2.43 3.13 $10.62 $22,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,280 0.51 0.66 $15.69 $32,630
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,250 1.65 2.13 $14.76 $30,700
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,870 3.02 3.89 $10.04 $20,880
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,580 0.43 0.56 $15.26 $31,750
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,510 1.67 2.15 $13.15 $27,350
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,470 1.46 1.88 $13.39 $27,850


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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)
Jackson, TN 720 11.12 14.32 $8.94 $18,590
Sioux Falls, SD 980 6.46 8.32 $12.54 $26,080
Rapid City, SD 420 6.40 8.23 $11.89 $24,730
St. George, UT 400 6.34 8.16 $12.48 $25,950
Homosassa Springs, FL 170 5.37 6.91 $9.77 $20,330
Grants Pass, OR 130 5.10 6.56 $14.83 $30,840
Owensboro, KY 250 4.99 6.43 $9.88 $20,550
Cumberland, MD-WV 160 4.41 5.68 $18.11 $37,680
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL 180 4.12 5.31 $10.09 $20,980
Johnson City, TN 310 4.04 5.20 $9.51 $19,780


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grand Forks, ND-MN (8) (8) (8) $23.31 $48,480
Bismarck, ND 70 0.99 1.27 $21.12 $43,930
Waterbury, CT 90 1.25 1.61 $20.72 $43,090
El Centro, CA 30 0.54 0.70 $20.66 $42,980
Napa, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.34 $42,320
Salinas, CA (8) (8) (8) $20.11 $41,830
Anchorage, AK 80 0.48 0.61 $20.05 $41,710
Danbury, CT (8) (8) (8) $19.77 $41,110
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN 70 0.74 0.95 $19.61 $40,790
New Haven, CT 530 1.95 2.51 $19.45 $40,460

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 590 4.62 5.95 $10.69 $22,230
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 590 4.48 5.77 $12.57 $26,140
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 580 3.43 4.42 $10.79 $22,450
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 510 3.22 4.14 $12.06 $25,090
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 500 3.78 4.87 $9.50 $19,760

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 260 6.47 8.34 $13.09 $27,220
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 390 6.32 8.14 $11.21 $23,320
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 590 4.62 5.95 $10.69 $22,230
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 590 4.48 5.77 $12.57 $26,140
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 500 3.78 4.87 $9.50 $19,760

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.19 0.24 $20.12 $41,850
Central-Southeast Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 30 0.88 1.13 $19.57 $40,700
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 30 0.50 0.65 $18.94 $39,390
Arizona nonmetropolitan area 60 0.70 0.90 $17.92 $37,270
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 0.43 $17.71 $36,830


About May 2017 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018