Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
110,330 2.0 % $13.31 $27,690 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.81 $10.11 $12.29 $15.25 $19.21
Annual Wage (2) $18,330 $21,020 $25,570 $31,720 $39,960


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 30,890 5.04 $12.74 $26,500
Other Residential Care Facilities 17,370 10.75 $12.97 $26,980
Individual and Family Services 12,300 0.73 $12.61 $26,220
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 10,970 0.36 $15.04 $31,290
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 8,060 5.01 $12.71 $26,430

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 1,460 11.99 $13.80 $28,710
Other Residential Care Facilities 17,370 10.75 $12.97 $26,980
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 30,890 5.04 $12.74 $26,500
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 8,060 5.01 $12.71 $26,430
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 5,090 1.54 $12.50 $26,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 2,140 0.10 $17.40 $36,190
Grantmaking and Giving Services 70 0.05 $16.78 $34,900
Other Schools and Instruction 300 0.07 $15.90 $33,060
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,410 0.04 $15.81 $32,880
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 330 0.01 $15.65 $32,540


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)
Pennsylvania 8,060 1.40 1.79 $13.02 $27,070
Tennessee 7,850 2.71 3.45 $9.70 $20,170
Texas 7,810 0.66 0.85 $12.83 $26,690
Massachusetts 7,350 2.12 2.70 $14.96 $31,120
California 6,560 0.41 0.52 $16.01 $33,300




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 2,350 5.63 7.16 $11.99 $24,950
Tennessee 7,850 2.71 3.45 $9.70 $20,170
Massachusetts 7,350 2.12 2.70 $14.96 $31,120
North Dakota 850 1.99 2.54 $14.68 $30,530
Kentucky 3,660 1.96 2.49 $10.89 $22,640




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 1,680 0.60 0.76 $16.66 $34,650
New Jersey 810 0.21 0.26 $16.05 $33,380
California 6,560 0.41 0.52 $16.01 $33,300
Vermont 410 1.35 1.72 $15.90 $33,060
Arizona 1,010 0.38 0.48 $15.86 $32,980





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 4,010 2.22 2.83 $14.78 $30,740
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,980 0.45 0.58 $16.69 $34,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,760 1.11 1.41 $14.90 $30,990
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,350 1.75 2.23 $13.69 $28,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,110 0.50 0.64 $16.36 $34,030
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 2,050 3.28 4.18 $9.34 $19,430
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,990 2.18 2.77 $10.12 $21,040
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,840 2.07 2.63 $12.90 $26,830
Pittsburgh, PA 1,740 1.54 1.96 $12.11 $25,180
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,730 0.48 0.61 $14.16 $29,450