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Residential Advisor Salary Information

The salary statistics of residential advisors are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of residential advisors within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The residential advisors annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Residential Advisor Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,330
25th Percentile Wage
$21,020
50th Percentile Wage
$25,570
75th Percentile Wage
$31,720
90th Percentile Wage
$39,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for residential advisors. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) residential advisors is $39,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $25,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,330. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 118% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of residential advisors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201625,5702.27%4.11%
201524,9902.60%-
201424,340-0.74%-
201324,5200.00%-
201224,520--

Table 2. Residential Advisor Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of residential advisors in 8 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for residential advisors occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $32,690. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $24,150).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$32,690
Educational Services
$29,560
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$29,400
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$28,660
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$27,230
Accommodation and Food Services
$26,220
Health Care and Social Assistance
$24,860
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$24,150

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Residential Advisors by States

From the above tables we note that not only residential advisors salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of residential advisors in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,960 to $34,130. The highest paying state for residential advisors is Minnesota with a median annual salary of $34,130. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,960. For more salary information of residential advisors profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Minnesota
$34,130
New Hampshire
$31,390
Arizona
$31,350
Connecticut
$31,230
California
$30,840
New Jersey
$30,710
New York
$30,660
District of Columbia
$29,830
Nebraska
$29,680
Vermont
$29,480
Massachusetts
$29,110
Alaska
$29,010
Ohio
$28,970
Hawaii
$28,420
Maine
$28,280
Montana
$28,010
Virginia
$27,960
Washington
$27,850
North Dakota
$27,630
North Carolina
$27,570
Oregon
$27,050
Rhode Island
$26,670
Colorado
$26,140
Maryland
$26,030
Wyoming
$25,820
Iowa
$25,470
Pennsylvania
$25,290
Michigan
$25,130
New Mexico
$25,000
Utah
$24,960
Illinois
$24,950
Indiana
$24,940
Missouri
$24,770
Wisconsin
$24,760
Nevada
$24,750
Texas
$24,620
Georgia
$24,460
Kansas
$24,380
South Dakota
$24,220
Arkansas
$23,710
Delaware
$23,340
South Carolina
$22,940
Idaho
$22,600
Louisiana
$22,510
Oklahoma
$22,470
West Virginia
$22,090
Kentucky
$21,920
Alabama
$21,790
Mississippi
$21,710
Florida
$21,000
Tennessee
$19,180
Puerto Rico
$18,960


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