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Director, Housing & Community Development Salary

Directors of Housing & Community Development who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up over one-half of Directors of Housing & Community Development. Pay fluctuates from $40K to $117K per year, but expected earnings average $63K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Female Directors of Housing & Community Development survey participants are more prevalent than men — 62 percent of professionals. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$40,245 - $112,997
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MEDIAN: $62,820
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$17.23 - $37.38
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$40,245 - $112,997  
   
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$0.00 - $24,361  
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$40,440 - $116,677  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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$17.23 - $37.38  
   
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,361  
   
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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$40,440 - $116,677  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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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Typical Directors of Housing & Community Development report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Budgeting and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent and 25 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Housing & Community Development

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


Directors of Housing & Community Development with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $50K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $62K. Directors of Housing & Community Development see a median salary of $70K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $94K.

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Experience Affects Director, Housing & Community Development Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Director, Housing & Community Development Salaries

Budgeting
up arrow 27%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 25%

National Average
$63,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 9%