Residential Program Director Salary

Residential Program Directors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — around half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $34K to $73K per year, median earnings come to $50K per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Residential Program Directors making up 71 percent. Work is enjoyable for Residential Program Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,007 - $73,972
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$74K
MEDIAN: $50,315
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50%
90%

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$11.76 - $29.24
(Median)
$12
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,007 - $73,972  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,041  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$34,043 - $73,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 415
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.76 - $29.24  
   
Overtime
$16.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,041  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$34,043 - $73,366  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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.

Common Career Paths for Residential Program Director


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Residential Program Directors might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Executive Director, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $74K per year.

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Popular Skills for Residential Program Director


Survey results imply that Residential Program Directors put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Clinical Supervision, Budget Management, and Program Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in 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.


Residential Program Directors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $45K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $50K. Residential Program Directors bring in $52K after working for 10 to 20 years. Residential Program Directors who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $55K.

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Experience Affects Residential Program Director Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Residential Program Director Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 15%


Budget Management
up arrow 2%

Program Management
0%

National Average
$50,000

People Management
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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