Resident Assistant Salary (United States)

A Resident Assistant earns an average wage of $9.14 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Resident Assistant Total Pay (?
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$11,947 - $60,820
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $23,000
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Resident Assistant Total Pay (?
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$7.89 - $11.99
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MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$11,947 - $60,820  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $206.08  
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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$16,365 - $26,994  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 206
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.89 - $11.99  
   
Overtime
$3.95 - $19.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $206.08  
   
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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$16,365 - $26,994  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 206
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Job Description for Resident Assistant

  • 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.

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Resident Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as a Resident Assistant?
Resident Assistant in Knoxville:
"A Memorable Experience."
Pros: Being able to care for others who cannot always help themselves. Every day is a challenge, but seeing my residents smiling faces when I come in to work knowing they depend on me as the one who will oversee their day makes it a pleasure to undergo all the strenuous duties I perform.
Cons: Not getting to spend more time with the residents and not getting to talk to them because I have so many other things to take care of. Dishes, serving 3 meals, washing and drying laundry and putting it away, taking out the trash. It's all so time consuming that it takes me away from them.

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Experience Affects Resident Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
0%
National Average
$19,000
Experienced
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Skills That Affect Resident Assistant Salaries

Elder Care
up arrow 4%
National Average
$19,000
Assisted Living
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 42% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 54%
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