Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
102,540 2.1 % $13.05 $27,140 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.60 $9.85 $12.01 $15.01 $18.78
Annual Wage (2) $17,880 $20,480 $24,990 $31,220 $39,050


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 27,230 4.48 $12.62 $26,240
Other Residential Care Facilities 16,120 9.88 $12.61 $26,230
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 11,290 0.38 $14.75 $30,670
Individual and Family Services 10,500 0.66 $12.21 $25,390
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 8,080 5.23 $12.31 $25,600

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 1,580 12.57 $13.23 $27,510
Other Residential Care Facilities 16,120 9.88 $12.61 $26,230
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 8,080 5.23 $12.31 $25,600
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 27,230 4.48 $12.62 $26,240
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 5,700 1.74 $12.01 $24,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction 180 0.05 $17.05 $35,460
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 800 0.34 $16.01 $33,300
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,870 0.03 $15.23 $31,690
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (8) (8) $15.15 $31,520
State Government (OES Designation) 2,970 0.13 $15.07 $31,330


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 8,200 1.44 1.93 $12.54 $26,090
Texas 7,170 0.62 0.83 $12.63 $26,280
Tennessee 6,830 2.43 3.26 $9.60 $19,960
Massachusetts 6,040 1.78 2.39 $14.50 $30,150
Maryland 5,480 2.11 2.84 $13.78 $28,660



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 2,220 5.38 7.24 $11.83 $24,600
Tennessee 6,830 2.43 3.26 $9.60 $19,960
Maryland 5,480 2.11 2.84 $13.78 $28,660
Kentucky 3,660 1.99 2.68 $10.64 $22,140
Massachusetts 6,040 1.78 2.39 $14.50 $30,150



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 60 0.18 0.25 $19.56 $40,680
Minnesota 1,770 0.64 0.86 $16.29 $33,880
New York 5,190 0.58 0.78 $16.05 $33,380
California 5,480 0.35 0.48 $15.69 $32,640
Arizona 1,030 0.40 0.54 $15.69 $32,640




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 3,180 1.80 2.42 $14.51 $30,180
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,680 2.04 2.74 $13.57 $28,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,480 1.03 1.38 $14.26 $29,660
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,430 0.38 0.50 $16.07 $33,430
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,060 0.50 0.67 $16.74 $34,830
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,880 3.12 4.20 $8.96 $18,640
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,850 2.10 2.82 $12.43 $25,850
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,810 0.51 0.68 $13.88 $28,870
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 1,690 1.91 2.57 $10.13 $21,070
Pittsburgh, PA 1,660 1.46 1.97 $12.06 $25,080