Residential Program Director Salary

The average Residential Program Director in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $50K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women account for the majority of Residential Program Directors who responded to the questionnaire — 69 percent to be exact. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,569 - $73,215
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$73K
MEDIAN: $49,895
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$12.21 - $26.04
(Median)
$12
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,569 - $73,215  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,011  
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $7,900  
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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$33,565 - $72,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 409
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.21 - $26.04  
   
Overtime
$5.68 - $34.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,011  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $7,900  
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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$33,565 - $72,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Job Description for Residential Program Director

A residential program director is responsible for the management of an in-house residential or treatment center. Management includes supervision of staff, handling of financial information, and oversight of residential programming. Program and policy changes are set forth by the program director, who also maintains the residential center’s public image through publications and outreach. Residential programs that seek out this type of director include drug treatment centers, long-term care facilities, youth and young adult centers, and homeless transitional centers. Scheduling counselors, scheduling round-the-clock support staff, and coordinating external contractors are all part of the director’s oversight. While they may delegate tasks, all day-to-day operations of a residential treatment center fall under the program director’s purview. Every day may bring new challenges, and the director must efficiently and calmly tackle them. Internally, there may be scheduling problems and patient-related emergencies; externally, vendor and contract agreements must be met and maintained.

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Residential Program Director Tasks

  • Directs the staff in quality and caring support of elderly patients.
  • Plan and direct the assisted living program.
  • Act as liaison for conflict resolution between staff, patients, family members and physicians.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with boarding home regulations, state and federal regulatory requirements.

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Popular Skills for Residential Program Director


Survey results suggest that Residential Program Directors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Clinical Supervision, Program Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Budget Management. Most people familiar with People Management also know Clinical Supervision.

Pay by Experience Level for Residential Program Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Residential Program Directors, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $43K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $50K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $52K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Residential Program Director generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $55K.

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Experience Affects Residential Program Director Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Residential Program Director Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 13%


Program Management
0%

National Average
$49,000

People Management
up arrow 2%

Budget Management
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 17%
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