A Residential Program Director earns an average salary of $48,107 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Budget Management and Operations Management.
Residential Program Director Total Pay (?
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$30,873 - $71,209
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MEDIAN: $48,107
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Residential Program Director Total Pay (?
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$11.69 - $23.96
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,873 - $71,209  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
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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$30,953 - $70,487  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 461
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$11.69 - $23.96  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $124.16  
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
   
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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$30,953 - $70,487  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 461
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Residential Program Director
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Pay Difference By Location
New York
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Boston
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Philadelphia
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National Average
$47,000
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Experience Affects Residential Program Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%
National Average
$47,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Residential Program Director Salaries

Budget Management
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Operations Management
up arrow 18%
Clinical Supervision
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People Management
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Program Management
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National Average
$47,000
Case Management
up arrow 7%
Counseling
up arrow 10%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 115 votes.
Gender
Female
69%
female alumni
 
Male
31%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 15%
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