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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

  • $40,616

    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 Demographics

Gender

Female

60.8%

Male

36.9%

Unknown

2.3%
Ethnicity

White

64.7%

Hispanic or Latino

12.8%

Black or African American

11.6%

Asian

7.4%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.7%

French

14.7%

Greek

5.1%

Italian

4.4%

German

4.4%

Arabic

3.7%

Hindi

2.2%

Mandarin

2.2%

Portuguese

2.2%

Russian

1.5%

Chinese

1.5%

Hebrew

1.5%

Swahili

0.7%

Turkish

0.7%

Dutch

0.7%

Zulu

0.7%

Armenian

0.7%

Thai

0.7%

Lingala

0.7%

Tswana

0.7%
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Residence Director Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

8.2%

Northeastern University

6.3%

Appalachian State University

6.0%

Liberty University

6.0%

Syracuse University

5.6%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

5.6%

Radford University

5.2%

Rowan University

5.2%

Lindenwood University

5.2%

Murray State University

4.9%

Springfield College

4.9%

North Carolina State University

4.5%

Southern New Hampshire University

4.5%

Arkansas Tech University

4.5%

West Virginia University

4.1%

Capella University

4.1%

Indiana Wesleyan University

4.1%

Virginia Commonwealth University

3.7%

East Tennessee State University

3.7%

Johnson & Wales University

3.7%
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Majors

Business

15.4%

Nursing

15.2%

Educational Leadership

10.0%

School Counseling

9.1%

Education

7.0%

Psychology

6.7%

Management

3.3%

Counseling Psychology

3.3%

Communication

3.1%

Social Work

3.0%

Elementary Education

3.0%

Health Care Administration

2.9%

Human Resources Management

2.8%

Sociology

2.5%

Theology

2.4%

Political Science

2.3%

English

2.1%

Criminal Justice

2.1%

Mental Health Counseling

2.0%

Biology

1.9%
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Degrees

Masters

45.3%

Bachelors

27.6%

Other

12.2%

Doctorate

4.8%

Associate

4.6%

Certificate

2.7%

License

1.9%

Diploma

0.8%
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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, 2015 $33,000
Residence Director Syracuse University Syracuse, NY Jan 07, 2016 $33,000
Resident Director Syracuse University Syracuse, NY Jul 01, 2014 $33,000
Resident Director Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL Feb 02, 2012 $32,800
Resident Director Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL Jul 01, 2011 $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
Resident Director Pitzer College Claremont, CA Jul 02, 2012 $31,000
Residence Director Syracuse University Syracuse, NY Jun 20, 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

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  1. Resident Assistant Training
  2. Desk Assistants
  3. Crisis Intervention
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  • Administer, disseminate and interpret Resident Assistant training assessments.
  • Participate in interviewing and hiring discussions for new Area Coordinators, Resident Directors, Resident Assistants, and Desk Assistants.
  • Aided in crisis intervention, stabilized situations, and coordinated to notify appropriate university officials/referral agencies.
  • Direct supervision of managerial staff including Wellness Director-RN, Maintenance Technician, Dining Service Coordinator, and Meaningful Pursuits Coordinator.
  • Supervised and assisted residential staff in residential facility.

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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
  10. Arizona
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