Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

39-9041 Residential Advisors

Coordinate activities for residents of boarding schools, college fraternities or sororities, college dormitories, or similar establishments. Order supplies and determine need for maintenance, repairs, and furnishings. May maintain household records and assign rooms. May refer residents to counseling resources if needed.

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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)
48,530 3.1 % $10.77 $22,410 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $6.95 $8.17 $9.95 $12.50 $16.37
Annual Wage (2) $14,470 $16,990 $20,700 $26,000 $34,060

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Residential mental health facilities 9,730 $10.05 $20,900 1 24
Colleges and universities 7,640 $12.10 $25,170 2 9
State government (OES designation) 3,870 $12.58 $26,170 3 7
Other residential care facilities 3,860 $10.29 $21,410 4 19
Individual and family services 3,850 $10.21 $21,230 5 21

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals 360 $15.17 $31,550 17 1
Other amusement and recreation industries 340 $14.21 $29,560 19 2
General medical and surgical hospitals 330 $13.56 $28,200 20 3
Technical and trade schools 220 $13.29 $27,650 21 4
Offices of other health practitioners 70 $13.20 $27,450 29 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
South Dakota 1,350 $8.46 $17,590 0.371% 456
District of Columbia 1,220 $11.50 $23,920 0.205% 363
North Dakota 390 $9.87 $20,540 0.125% 396
Vermont 300 $11.17 $23,240 0.102% 399
New Hampshire 520 $10.04 $20,890 0.086% 495

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Nebraska 670 $16.50 $34,310 0.077% 226
Alaska 130 $15.51 $32,260 0.045% 296
New Jersey 2,440 $14.49 $30,130 0.063% 476
Minnesota 310 $14.15 $29,440 0.012% 452
Michigan 560 $13.72 $28,550 0.013% 468

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Sharon, PA MSA 180 $7.31 $15,200 0.376%
Sioux Falls, SD MSA 410 $8.17 $17,000 0.361%
Dover, DE MSA 130 $9.48 $19,720 0.245%
Bismarck, ND MSA 120 $9.56 $19,880 0.242%
San Angelo, TX MSA 90 $9.52 $19,810 0.200%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Omaha, NE-IA MSA 580 $17.62 $36,650 0.144%
Lancaster, PA MSA 30 $16.11 $33,520 0.014%
San Diego, CA MSA 70 $15.14 $31,490 0.006%
Detroit, MI PMSA 140 $14.85 $30,900 0.007%
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI MSA 250 $14.44 $30,040 0.015%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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