Residence Director Salary

A Residence Director earns an average salary of $35,135 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$25,114 - $57,203
MEDIAN: $35,134

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$25,114 - $57,203  
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$25,114 - $59,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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Job Description for Residence Director

  • Respond to emergency situations and manage crises, involving authorities when necessary.
  • Coordinate student move-in and move-out procedures and associated paperwork.
  • Conduct regular inspections of the premises to ensure the building is well-maintained and that students are behaving in accordance with resident guidelines.
  • Assist, supervise and counsel resident students to ensure overall well-being and enjoyment of resident experience.
  • Liaise with college department of student affairs and housing and food services.

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Experience Affects Residence Director Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.


71 %
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 10%