Resident Assistant Salary
|Salary||$13,765 - $50,000|
|Total Pay (||$17,499 - $28,968|
|Hourly Rate||$8.46 - $12.79|
|Overtime||$9.88 - $19.37|
|Total Pay (||$17,499 - $28,968|
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
- 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.
- Monitor food and liquid intake and vital signs.
- 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.
Common Career Paths for Resident Assistant
Resident Assistants' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Registered Nurse. The average Registered Nurse brings home $56K per year. A common career progression for a Resident Assistant is to become a Certified Nurse Assistant or an Administrative Assistant. Compared to Resident Assistants, the first group earns $2K more on average, and the second group earns $10K more.
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Pay by Experience Level for Resident Assistant
Pay by Experience for a Resident Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Resident Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 318 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Resident Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 112 salaries. An experienced Resident Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 65 salaries. A Resident Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 18 salaries.
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