Resident Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$51,000
$33,000
Min 10%
$51,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Bank of America
Highest Paying City
Austin, TX
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Average Experience Level
1.6 years
How much does a resident assistant make?
Resident Assistants in America make an average salary of $51,544 per year or $24.78 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $33,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $78,000. Most Resident Assistant jobs are in Health Care companies and Non Profits companies. Hawaii, Texas, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York are some of the states with the best Resident Assistant salaries in the US. Most Resident Assistants spend 1.6 years in the position.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Resident
$58,628

Average Resident Assistant Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Resident Assistant in the USA is $51,544 annually or $24.78 hourly. Austin, TX reports the highest annual salary for Resident Assistants at 48,625. The average starting salary in Austin, TX for Resident Assistants is $20,000. Hawaii, Texas, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York are the states with the highest payscale for Resident Assistants. Montana, Kansas, and Indiana have the lowest Resident Assistant salaries.

Map of Resident Assistant Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Resident Assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Resident Assistant Salary By Company

Resident Assistants can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Health Care companies and Non Profits companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Companies like Bank of America or Dove Healthcare will get you the highest pay packages. In addition, companies like Legacy Community Health Services and Providence Health & Services report highly competitive salaries for Resident Assistants.

Average Resident Assistant Pay By Industry

Resident Assistant salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Hospitality companies, Education companies, and Non Profits companies pay higher-than-average wages for Resident Assistants. Salaries for Resident Assistants in Hospitality companies average $59,867 annually, while Education companies and Non Profits companies pay $54,808 and $50,133, respectively. At $45,154, the average salary for Resident Assistants in the Health Care industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Hospitality
Hospitality
$59,867
$60k
Education
Education
$54,808
$55k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$50,133
$50k
Health Care
Health Care
$45,154
$45k

Resident Assistant Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Resident Assistant Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Resident Assistant can range from $41,196 to $57,409 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Resident Assistant Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Resident Assistant-PM
Resident Assistant-PM
04/24/2020
04/24/2020
$35,479
$35,479
The Salvation Army of The Syracuse Area
The Salvation Army of The Syracuse Area
Resident Assistant-(Youth Shelter)
Resident Assistant-(Youth Shelter)
Rochester, NY
Rochester, NY
04/23/2020
04/23/2020
$24,627
$24,627
State of Minnesota
State of Minnesota
Resident Assistant-Screening Assistant
Resident Assistant-Screening Assistant
Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN
04/15/2020
04/15/2020
$30,575
$30,575
Sul Ross State University
Sul Ross State University
Resident Assistant/Mentor
Resident Assistant/Mentor
04/15/2020
04/15/2020
$15,131
$15,131
Resident Assistant
Resident Assistant
04/11/2020
04/11/2020
$27,131
$27,131
Resident Assistant/Caregiver
Resident Assistant/Caregiver
04/11/2020
04/11/2020
$25,044
$25,044
Resident Assistant
Resident Assistant
03/25/2020
03/25/2020
$37,566
$37,566
Evergreen Retirement Community
Evergreen Retirement Community
Assisted Living Resident Assistant-AM Shift (7Am-3Pm)-6 Shifts Per Two Week Pay Period
Assisted Living Resident Assistant-AM Shift (7Am-3Pm)-6 Shifts Per Two Week Pay Period
03/24/2020
03/24/2020
$25,044
$25,044
Accessible Space, Inc.
Accessible Space, Inc.
Resident Assistant
Resident Assistant
Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN
03/17/2020
03/17/2020
$27,131
$27,131
Resident Assistant Evenings)
Resident Assistant Evenings)
03/11/2020
03/11/2020
$26,088
$26,088