Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
65,610 2.2 % $12.69 $26,400 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.12 $9.37 $11.75 $14.78 $18.88
Annual Wage (2) $16,880 $19,500 $24,440 $30,740 $39,270


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 Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 15,070 2.67 $12.25 $25,480
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 9,270 0.33 $14.26 $29,660
Other Residential Care Facilities 8,610 5.30 $11.88 $24,710
Individual and Family Services 5,870 0.48 $11.44 $23,790
Elementary and Secondary Schools 4,350 0.05 $13.65 $28,400

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 1,050 9.58 $12.38 $25,750
Other Residential Care Facilities 8,610 5.30 $11.88 $24,710
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 4,220 2.99 $11.33 $23,570
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 15,070 2.67 $12.25 $25,480
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 3,520 1.09 $12.49 $25,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Educational Support Services 60 0.05 $18.02 $37,480
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 860 0.02 $16.91 $35,180
Other Schools and Instruction 50 0.02 $15.75 $32,760
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 350 0.14 $15.13 $31,460
Nursing Care Facilities 760 0.05 $14.51 $30,190


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 4,850 0.88 1.71 $13.32 $27,710
Texas 4,470 0.44 0.86 $10.95 $22,780
Florida 4,110 0.58 1.12 $11.18 $23,260
Kentucky 3,470 2.02 3.92 $10.67 $22,190
New York 3,360 0.40 0.78 $13.33 $27,720




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 1,850 4.78 9.27 $10.94 $22,760
Kentucky 3,470 2.02 3.92 $10.67 $22,190
North Dakota 670 1.89 3.66 $11.64 $24,210
Maryland 3,230 1.31 2.54 $13.89 $28,880
Vermont 360 1.26 2.44 $14.65 $30,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 430 0.11 0.22 $18.05 $37,550
Massachusetts 2,330 0.75 1.45 $16.04 $33,370
Ohio 2,800 0.57 1.10 $15.71 $32,690
Minnesota 570 0.22 0.43 $15.71 $32,670
California 2,380 0.17 0.33 $15.40 $32,020

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)
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,540 1.24 2.41 $13.23 $27,530
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,400 0.78 1.51 $13.03 $27,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,310 0.57 1.11 $13.18 $27,420
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,240 0.75 1.45 $15.45 $32,140
Pittsburgh, PA 1,060 0.97 1.89 $13.48 $28,030
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 960 0.39 0.75 $10.00 $20,810
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 940 0.27 0.52 $13.68 $28,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 890 0.23 0.45 $16.27 $33,840
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 830 1.42 2.75 $10.55 $21,940
Sioux Falls, SD 810 6.10 11.82 $11.54 $24,000




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)
Cumberland, MD-WV 390 10.42 20.18 $17.39 $36,170
Sioux Falls, SD 810 6.10 11.82 $11.54 $24,000
Johnson City, TN 370 4.96 9.60 $10.16 $21,140
Ames, IA 180 4.58 8.88 $16.09 $33,460
Rapid City, SD 270 4.56 8.84 $10.95 $22,770
Alexandria, LA 210 3.47 6.72 $9.45 $19,660
Bismarck, ND 200 3.14 6.09 $11.77 $24,470
College Station-Bryan, TX 280 3.05 5.90 $9.32 $19,380
Manchester, NH 280 2.86 5.54 $13.79 $28,680
Barnstable Town, MA 260 2.75 5.32 $11.80 $24,540




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 110 1.12 2.16 $21.73 $45,200
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 40 0.35 0.68 $21.12 $43,930
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.12 0.24 $20.68 $43,010
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 40 0.05 0.10 $19.96 $41,510
Pocatello, ID 60 1.63 3.16 $19.03 $39,580
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 40 0.17 0.33 $19.02 $39,560
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 70 0.20 0.39 $18.60 $38,690
Springfield, MA-CT 230 0.80 1.56 $18.04 $37,530
Worcester, MA-CT 140 0.58 1.11 $17.66 $36,720
Cumberland, MD-WV 390 10.42 20.18 $17.39 $36,170

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 570 3.93 7.61 $9.78 $20,330
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 400 3.07 5.95 $9.41 $19,570
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 390 3.40 6.58 $9.49 $19,740
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 380 3.12 6.04 $10.70 $22,260
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 330 1.37 2.65 $11.78 $24,510

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 200 6.43 12.46 $9.64 $20,050
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 200 5.59 10.82 $10.31 $21,440
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 570 3.93 7.61 $9.78 $20,330
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 390 3.40 6.58 $9.49 $19,740
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 3.35 6.48 $11.55 $24,020

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 50 2.13 4.13 $20.56 $42,760
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.45 0.86 $19.26 $40,060
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 0.66 $17.90 $37,230
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 0.44 $16.50 $34,330
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.34 $33,990


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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