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Working As A Residence Director

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Repetitive

  • $85,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Residence Director Do

A Residence Director serves as the supervisor of a residence hall community on campus. They supervise the day-to-day operations of a residence hall, including staff supervision, organizational planning, programming, and counseling.

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Residence Director Career Paths

Residence Director
Executive Director
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Executive Director
10 Yearsyrs
Director
Vice President
6 Yearsyrs
Program Director
Clinical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Wellness Director
7 Yearsyrs
Communications Director
Development Director
9 Yearsyrs
Communications Director
6 Yearsyrs
Resident Services Director
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Resident Services Director
6 Yearsyrs
Area Director
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Area Director
8 Yearsyrs
Marketing Director
Managing Director
11 Yearsyrs
Housing Director
6 Yearsyrs
Interim Director
Regional Director
9 Yearsyrs
Interim Director
10 Yearsyrs
Vice President
Operations Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Operations Director
Chief Operating Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Planning Committee Member
Board Of Directors Member
8 Yearsyrs
Director Of Admissions
Campus Director
7 Yearsyrs
Director Of Admissions
7 Yearsyrs
Regional Director Of Operations
Executive Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Regional Director Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Clinical Services Director
Director Of Health Services
10 Yearsyrs
Clinical Services Director
11 Yearsyrs
Wellness Director
Director Of Training
7 Yearsyrs
Community Relations Director
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Community Relations Director
8 Yearsyrs
Director Of Residential Services
Director Of Social Services
6 Yearsyrs
Director Of Residential Services
7 Yearsyrs
Development Director
Development Vice President
10 Yearsyrs
Housing Director
Center Director
7 Yearsyrs
Medical Director
Managed Care Director
9 Yearsyrs
Clinical Director
Administrative Director
8 Yearsyrs
Project Director
Service Director
9 Yearsyrs
Director Of Staff Development
Chief Of Staff
7 Yearsyrs
Director Of Staff Development
7 Yearsyrs
Residential Life Director
6 Yearsyrs
Executive Director/Administrator
Administration Vice President
6 Yearsyrs
Interim Executive Director
11 Yearsyrs
Co-Chair
Advisory Board Member
5 Yearsyrs
Regional Director
Human Resources Vice President
12 Yearsyrs
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Average Yearly Salary
$85,000
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$41,000
Min 10%
$85,000
Median 50%
$85,000
Median 50%
$85,000
Median 50%
$85,000
Median 50%
$85,000
Median 50%
$85,000
Median 50%
$85,000
Median 50%
$177,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
SSM Health Care of Wisconsin Inc.
Highest Paying City
Fort Collins, CO
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
2.2 years
How much does a Residence Director make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Residence Director in the United States is $85,548 per year or $41 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $41,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $177,000.

Real Residence Director Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Resident Director Regents of The University of California at Riverside Riverside, CA Aug 17, 2015 $90,898
Resident Director Regents of The University of California at Riverside Riverside, CA May 14, 2016 $90,898
ASS. Prof. In-Residence-Director of Online Progr University of Connecticut Storrs, CT Aug 23, 2012 $85,000
Resident Director Regents of The University of California at Riverside Riverside, CA Aug 27, 2015 $82,400
Residence Director The University of Vermont Burlington, VT Aug 24, 2010 $42,840
Residence Director University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA Jun 30, 2015 $42,450
Resident Director Drexel University Philadelphia, PA Nov 17, 2015 $42,000
Residence Director University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA Feb 07, 2013 $36,739
Residence Director University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA Jul 02, 2013 $36,739
Kauffman Resident Director Board of Regents of The University of Nebraska Lincoln, NE Jan 07, 2016 $34,000
Resident Director Syracuse University Syracuse, NY Jul 01, 2014 $33,000
Resident Director Syracuse University Syracuse, NY Jul 01, 2013 $33,000
Resident Director Syracuse University Syracuse, NY Jul 01, 2015 $33,000
Resident Director Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL Jul 01, 2011 $32,800
Resident Director Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL Feb 02, 2012 $32,800
Resident Director Bowie State University Bowie, MD Aug 03, 2009 $32,649
Resident Director Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL Jul 01, 2010 $32,500
Resident Director University of Denver Denver, CO Jul 07, 2012 $32,478
Residence Director Syracuse University Syracuse, NY Jul 01, 2012 $32,000
Resident Director St. Mary's University San Antonio, TX May 01, 2016 $31,000
Residence Director Syracuse University Syracuse, NY Jun 20, 2012 $31,000
Resident Director Pitzer College Claremont, CA Jul 02, 2012 $31,000
Resident Director Morgan State University Baltimore, MD Aug 10, 2012 $30,600
Residence Director/Instructor Messiah College PA Oct 30, 2009 $30,470

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Top Skills for A Residence Director

  1. Resident Assistant Training
  2. Desk Assistants
  3. Direct Supervision
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  • Administer, disseminate and interpret Resident Assistant training assessments.
  • Supervised, trained and evaluated nine Resident Assistants, one office assistant and ten desk assistants.
  • Direct supervision of managerial staff including Wellness Director-RN, Maintenance Technician, Dining Service Coordinator, and Meaningful Pursuits Coordinator.
  • Coordinated student staff and oversaw professional development of resident assistants in areas including professionalism, multicultural competency, and crisis management.
  • Served as on-call duty representative to respond to unexpected events/ emergencies for a residential system of approximately 5,400 residential students.

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Top 10 Best States for Residence Directors

  1. Nebraska
  2. Connecticut
  3. Oregon
  4. New York
  5. Vermont
  6. Minnesota
  7. Massachusetts
  8. New Jersey
  9. North Carolina
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Residence Director Demographics

Gender

Female

55.3%

Male

33.8%

Unknown

10.8%
Ethnicity

White

64.3%

Hispanic or Latino

13.2%

Black or African American

11.8%

Asian

7.2%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

49.5%

French

14.8%

Italian

6.1%

Mandarin

3.6%

Greek

3.6%

Portuguese

3.6%

Chinese

3.1%

German

3.1%

Arabic

2.6%

Hindi

2.0%

Russian

1.5%

Japanese

1.5%

Lingala

1.0%

Hebrew

1.0%

Swahili

0.5%

Turkish

0.5%

Dutch

0.5%

Zulu

0.5%

Yoruba

0.5%

Armenian

0.5%
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Residence Director Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

9.1%

Lindenwood University

7.9%

Liberty University

7.0%

Northeastern University

6.5%

Springfield College

6.0%

New York University

5.0%

Radford University

4.8%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

4.8%

Syracuse University

4.6%

State University of New York College at Buffalo

4.6%

Appalachian State University

4.6%

Eastern Illinois University

4.6%

Rowan University

4.3%

North Carolina State University

4.1%

Ohio State University

4.1%

Alfred University

3.8%

Middle Tennessee State University

3.6%

Azusa Pacific University

3.6%

Kent State University

3.6%

Walden University

3.6%
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Majors

Nursing

18.3%

Business

14.9%

School Counseling

9.1%

Educational Leadership

9.1%

Education

6.7%

Psychology

6.6%

Social Work

3.8%

Communication

3.4%

Management

3.0%

Counseling Psychology

3.0%

Elementary Education

2.8%

Health Care Administration

2.7%

Sociology

2.4%

Human Resources Management

2.3%

Theology

2.2%

Political Science

2.1%

Criminal Justice

2.1%

English

2.0%

Mental Health Counseling

1.9%

Biology

1.7%
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Degrees

Masters

43.5%

Bachelors

28.8%

Other

11.8%

Associate

5.3%

Doctorate

4.7%

Certificate

2.7%

License

2.0%

Diploma

1.2%
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