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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Residential Advisor Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$38,570
75th Percentile Wage
$30,800
50th Percentile Wage
$24,340
25th Percentile Wage
$20,060
10th Percentile Wage
$17,480

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 $38,570. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $24,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,480. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 120% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $24,340 -0.73%
2013 $24,520 %
2012 $24,520 -0.08%
2011 $24,540 0.41%
2010 $24,440 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for residential advisors from 2010 to 2014. We note that in 2013 the average salary is the same as that in 2012.We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 0.41% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-0.08%).

Table 3. Average Salary of Residential Advisors vs. Related Jobs

Table 4. Residential Advisor Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of residential advisors in 8 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for residential advisors occupations is the educational services sector with an annual salary $28,400. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $21,390).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$28,400
Federal, State, and Local Government
$27,790
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$27,210
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$26,530
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$23,890
Health Care and Social Assistance
$23,720
Accommodation and Food Services
$23,300
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$21,390

Table 5. 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 $18,580 to $32,170. The highest paying state for residential advisors is New Hampshire with a median annual salary of $32,170. The lowest paying state is Tennessee with a median annual salary of $18,580. For more salary information of residential advisors profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Hampshire
$32,170
Minnesota
$31,320
New York
$30,380
Connecticut
$29,660
Massachusetts
$29,270
California
$29,140
Ohio
$28,980
Nebraska
$28,760
New Jersey
$28,760
District of Columbia
$28,320
Oregon
$27,750
West Virginia
$27,690
Washington
$27,590
Virginia
$27,450
Vermont
$27,170
Arizona
$26,540
Maine
$26,230
Wyoming
$26,170
Rhode Island
$26,140
Nevada
$25,710
Maryland
$25,560
North Dakota
$25,390
Colorado
$25,150
Michigan
$25,000
North Carolina
$24,440
Indiana
$24,390
Utah
$24,300
Pennsylvania
$24,010
Missouri
$23,890
Wisconsin
$23,750
Illinois
$23,660
Delaware
$23,590
Montana
$23,550
Texas
$23,510
Iowa
$23,440
South Dakota
$23,400
New Mexico
$23,120
Arkansas
$22,890
South Carolina
$22,470
Puerto Rico
$22,300
Kansas
$22,080
Florida
$21,930
Georgia
$20,940
Louisiana
$20,650
Kentucky
$20,640
Mississippi
$20,620
Alabama
$20,590
Hawaii
$19,570
Oklahoma
$19,270
Idaho
$18,700
Tennessee
$18,580