Median pay for Directors of Housing & Community Development in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $59K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. Female Directors of Housing & Community Development are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (64 percent) are women. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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MEDIAN: $59,430
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$35,935 - $103,258  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $20,134  
Profit Sharing
$250.00  
Total Pay (?
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$35,796 - $104,357  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.29  
   
Overtime
$22.00  
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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$35,796 - $104,357  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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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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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. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $49K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $56K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $62K in this role. Directors of Housing & Community Development who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $96K.

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Experience Affects Director, Housing & Community Development Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 61%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Director, Housing & Community Development Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 46%

Budgeting
up arrow 39%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 33%

National Average
$59,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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