Resident Assistant Salary
|Salary||$13,858 - $49,316|
|Total Pay (||$17,411 - $27,681|
|Hourly Rate||$8.42 - $12.50|
|Overtime||$10.54 - $19.19|
|Total Pay (||$17,411 - $27,681|
Job Description for Resident Assistant
Resident assistants reside in college dormitories and play an active role in the lives of the students also living in that dormitory or hall. University and dormitory rules are enforced by the resident assistants, who must act as role models for the students under their supervision. University students may go to a resident assistant if they have academic or personal problems, and resident assistants provide support and referrals to campus resources as needed. Since living in a dormitory is a new experience for most students, resident assistants help students adjust to their new living arrangements and facilitate socialization in their dormitory (often working with other resident assistants to do so).Read More...
Resident assistants also conduct meetings with students to explain policies and rules and make sure that there are no problems or misunderstandings. They report to their supervisor any misconduct or breaking of university or dormitory rules. They may assist in emergency situations if requested. Students may also go to resident assistants if their room is in need of any maintenance, and the resident assistants send these reports to their supervisor. They also report any damages done to a room that were not there before the student moved in, as well as handle students being locked out of their rooms.
Qualifications for resident assistant positions vary by university, but most resident assistants are required to maintain a high grade-point average, have no disciplinary record, be a full-time student at the university and have lived in a dormitory for at least a year prior to the current school year.
Resident Assistant Tasks
- Change bed linens, wash and iron patients' laundry, and clean patients' quarters.
- Perform a variety of duties as requested by client, such as obtaining household supplies or running errands.
- Monitor food and liquid intake and vital signs.
- Maintain records of patient care, condition, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
- Transport clients to locations outside the home, such as to physicians' offices or on outings, using a motor vehicle.
Common Career Paths for Resident Assistant
At the upper end, Resident Assistants who move into a Registered Nurse role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Registered Nurses is a much higher $56K per year. The most common next step for a Resident Assistant is to become a Certified Nurse Assistant or an Administrative Assistant. The former position pays an additional $2K per year on average, and the latter position pays $10K more per year.
Popular Employer Salaries for Resident Assistant
Employees at Emeritus, Assisted Living take home the smallest paychecks, and $18K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $16K and quickly nearing the top at only $23K.
Pay by Experience Level for Resident Assistant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Resident Assistants with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average inexperienced worker earns $21K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $22K. Resident Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $22K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $24K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.
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