Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
83,760 1.8 % $12.72 $26,470 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.35 $9.62 $11.79 $14.80 $18.52
Annual Wage (2) $17,380 $20,010 $24,520 $30,780 $38,520


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 23,090 4.01 $12.71 $26,440
Other Residential Care Facilities 13,400 8.50 $12.41 $25,820
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 9,970 0.34 $14.18 $29,490
Individual and Family Services 7,340 0.56 $11.44 $23,790
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 6,170 4.32 $11.18 $23,250

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 1,010 9.01 $12.48 $25,960
Other Residential Care Facilities 13,400 8.50 $12.41 $25,820
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 6,170 4.32 $11.18 $23,250
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 23,090 4.01 $12.71 $26,440
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 4,410 1.36 $12.07 $25,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 620 0.01 $17.63 $36,670
Technical and Trade Schools 60 0.04 $16.48 $34,280
Facilities Support Services 70 0.06 $16.10 $33,480
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 960 0.06 $14.65 $30,470
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 290 0.12 $14.30 $29,740


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)
New York 7,060 0.83 1.29 $13.38 $27,820
Texas 6,560 0.62 0.96 $11.30 $23,510
Pennsylvania 6,230 1.11 1.73 $12.59 $26,180
Maryland 4,050 1.61 2.51 $13.68 $28,460
Florida 4,050 0.56 0.87 $11.44 $23,790




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 1,990 5.00 7.78 $11.17 $23,230
North Dakota 860 2.13 3.31 $13.47 $28,010
Connecticut 2,880 1.78 2.77 $15.26 $31,750
Kentucky 3,040 1.72 2.68 $9.96 $20,710
Maryland 4,050 1.61 2.51 $13.68 $28,460




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 140 0.51 0.79 $16.29 $33,890
New Jersey 690 0.18 0.28 $16.02 $33,320
Minnesota 1,650 0.62 0.97 $15.36 $31,960
Connecticut 2,880 1.78 2.77 $15.26 $31,750
California 3,440 0.24 0.37 $15.03 $31,260





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,200 0.43 0.66 $13.75 $28,600
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,930 1.53 2.39 $13.98 $29,080
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,720 0.94 1.47 $13.58 $28,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,590 0.68 1.06 $14.02 $29,160
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,570 0.59 0.92 $9.97 $20,730
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,530 0.89 1.39 $15.19 $31,600
Pittsburgh, PA 1,420 1.26 1.96 $12.84 $26,710
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,300 0.36 0.56 $12.53 $26,060
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,210 0.54 0.83 $13.16 $27,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,200 0.31 0.48 $16.47 $34,250




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)
Sioux Falls, SD 970 7.08 11.01 $11.33 $23,570
St. George, UT 240 5.00 7.77 $12.01 $24,990
Rapid City, SD 270 4.45 6.91 $11.51 $23,930
Johnstown, PA 220 3.93 6.11 $11.62 $24,160
Bismarck, ND 200 3.03 4.72 $15.33 $31,900
Jackson, TN 170 2.85 4.43 $10.28 $21,380
New Haven, CT 760 2.79 4.33 $16.74 $34,810
Waco, TX 270 2.72 4.23 $14.82 $30,820
Cumberland, MD-WV 100 2.68 4.17 $14.92 $31,020
Columbus, GA-AL 280 2.53 3.94 $9.51 $19,770