The average pay for a Residence Hall Director is $30,860 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$24,432 - $42,252
MEDIAN: $30,860

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$24,432 - $42,252  
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$24,486 - $42,065  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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Job Description for Residence Hall 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 Hall Director Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.


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42 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 3%