Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2003

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.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
50,040 3.8 % $11.08 $23,040 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.13 $8.46 $10.27 $12.83 $16.64
Annual Wage (2) $14,830 $17,600 $21,370 $26,680 $34,610

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Residential mental health facilities 9,200 $10.41 $21,660
Colleges and universities 8,110 $12.52 $26,040
Other residential care facilities 4,510 $10.73 $22,310
Vocational rehabilitation services 4,090 $10.49 $21,820
Community care facilities for the elderly 3,680 $10.12 $21,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Technical and trade schools 120 $14.39 $29,920
Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals 400 $13.99 $29,090
State government (OES designation) 3,580 $13.32 $27,700
Other schools and instruction 180 $12.98 $26,990
General medical and surgical hospitals 690 $12.78 $26,580

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
South Dakota 1,540 $8.87 $18,450 0.422%
District of Columbia 1,680 $11.57 $24,060 0.282%
Massachusetts 4,010 $12.16 $25,300 0.128%
Pennsylvania 5,920 $10.35 $21,520 0.108%
North Dakota 300 $9.82 $20,420 0.095%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Nebraska 680 $16.43 $34,170 0.077%
Alaska 110 $15.16 $31,530 0.038%
New Jersey 2,100 $14.85 $30,880 0.054%
Connecticut 780 $14.17 $29,480 0.048%
Michigan 670 $14.15 $29,440 0.016%

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
Sioux Falls, SD MSA 480 $9.47 $19,700 0.414%
Bangor, ME MSA 200 $8.83 $18,360 0.355%
Sharon, PA MSA 140 $7.41 $15,420 0.297%
Springfield, MA MSA 500 $12.81 $26,650 0.198%
Abilene, TX MSA 110 $8.02 $16,680 0.198%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Peoria-Pekin, IL MSA 90 $18.53 $38,530 0.055%
Omaha, NE-IA MSA 560 $17.54 $36,470 0.138%
San Jose, CA PMSA (7) $16.95 $35,250 (7)
Trenton, NJ PMSA 300 $16.39 $34,080 0.138%
Hartford, CT MSA 140 $16.12 $33,520 0.024%

About November 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include 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.

(7) Estimates not released.

All Personal Care and Service Occupations

November 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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