Director, Housing & Community Development Salary

The majority of Directors of Housing & Community Development in the United States — a little over a half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $36K to $111K per year, and the median is $61K per year. Women make up the majority of Directors of Housing & Community Development (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to one-half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

$36,145 - $109,769
(Median)
$36K
$61K
$110K
MEDIAN: $61,127
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$15.21 - $43.40
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$15
$23
$43
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$36,145 - $109,769  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,489  
Profit Sharing
$8,250  
Total Pay (?
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$36,404 - $111,037  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 198
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $43.40  
   
Overtime
$22.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,489  
   
Profit Sharing
$8,250  
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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$36,404 - $111,037  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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

  • 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.
  • Research relevant grant programs and coordinate the application process.
  • Direct housing and community program staff and oversee the daily operation of programs.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of existing programs and identify areas needing improvement.

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Directors of Housing & Community Development report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Project Management, Budgeting, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 41 percent, 34 percent, and 29 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Housing & Community Development

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


For many Directors of Housing & Community Development, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $48K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $62K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $66K in this role. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $94K.

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Experience Affects Director, Housing & Community Development Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Director, Housing & Community Development Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 41%

Budgeting
up arrow 34%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 29%

National Average
$61,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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