Average Directors of Housing & Community Development in the United States make around $59K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Directors of Housing & Community Development (67 percent) who took the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Directors of Housing & Community Development claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,487 - $103,749
$35K
$59K
$100K
MEDIAN: $59,229
10%
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$14.74 - $24.16
$19
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$35,487 - $103,749  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $20,134  
Profit Sharing
$250.00  
Total Pay (?
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$35,402 - $104,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.91  
   
Overtime
$22.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $20,134  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,402 - $104,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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Job Description for Director, Housing & Community Development

The director of housing and community development is the person responsible for overseeing all activities of a housing community. This communities include apartments, housing developments, and college campuses. This is a position that can be found at many locations across America. The director will typically work inside of an office, though travel within the housing development or across the community is likely necessary. This person will traditionally keep daytime, weekday office hours, though extended hours or overtime may be required. This position will typically require a degree in a field such as urban planning, engineering, business, or public administration. The director of housing and community development should also be educated in housing ordinances, policies, and procedures, as well as federal state and local laws.

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Director, Housing & Community Development Tasks

  • Direct housing and community program staff and oversee the daily operation of programs.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of existing programs and identify areas needing improvement.
  • Research relevant grant programs and coordinate the application process.
  • Establish long and short term objectives for programs and determine the best way to reach those objectives.
  • Facilitate communication with the community about housing needs and how to best address them.

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Pay by Experience Level for Director, Housing & Community Development

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Directors of Housing & Community Development. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $49K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $52K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Housing & Community Development make a median salary of $61K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $96K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Key Stats for Director, Housing & Community Development

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Director, Housing & Community Development Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 64%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$58,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Director, Housing & Community Development Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 48%

Budgeting
up arrow 41%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 35%

National Average
$58,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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