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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 more than half of Directors of Housing & Community Development. Pay fluctuates from $39K to $114K per year, but expected earnings average $63K per year. There are more female Directors of Housing & Community Development who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 61 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Directors of Housing & Community Development like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,331 - $110,762
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$38K
$63K
$110K
MEDIAN: $63,065
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$15.32 - $36.21
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$15
$24
$36
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$38,331 - $110,762  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,542  
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$38,538 - $113,688  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 190
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$15.32 - $36.21  
   
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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$0.00 - $20,542  
   
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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$38,538 - $113,688  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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 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 34 percent, 30 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.


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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Housing & Community Development make a median salary of $69K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $95K on average.

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Experience Affects Director, Housing & Community Development Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 50%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Director, Housing & Community Development Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 34%

Budgeting
up arrow 30%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 25%

National Average
$63,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 11%
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