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. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most Directors of Housing & Community Development like their work and job satisfaction is high. More than half of Directors of Housing & Community Development (64 percent) survey participants are women. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$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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Survey takers who work as Directors of Housing & Community Development report a focused set of job 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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $48K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $62K on average. Directors of Housing & Community Development see a median salary of $66K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $94K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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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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