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Director, Housing & Community Development Salary

With slightly more than half of Directors of Housing & Community Development in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Directors of Housing & Community Development is $62K per year and can range from $39K on the lower end to $115K per year near the higher end. The majority of Directors of Housing & Community Development (62 percent) who took the survey are female. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Directors of Housing & Community Development. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,775 - $111,358
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$39K
$62K
$110K
MEDIAN: $62,348
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$17.23 - $36.49
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$24
$36
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$38,775 - $111,358  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,729  
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$38,862 - $114,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 185
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$17.23 - $36.49  
   
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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$0.00 - $20,729  
   
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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$38,862 - $114,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Directors of Housing & Community Development who took the survey. Most notably, facility with Project Management, Budgeting, and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 35 percent, 28 percent, and 26 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Housing & Community Development

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $49K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $63K on average. On average, Directors of Housing & Community Development make $69K following one to two decades on the job. 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 50%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Director, Housing & Community Development Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 35%

Budgeting
up arrow 28%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 26%

National Average
$63,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 9%