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Residential Program Director Salary

Residential Program Directors in the United States take home an average $49K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one-half. More than half of Residential Program Directors (68 percent) survey participants are women. Work is enjoyable for Residential Program Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$33,293 - $72,069
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MEDIAN: $49,367
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$11.39 - $26.18
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,293 - $72,069  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,931  
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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$32,556 - $71,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 401
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.39 - $26.18  
   
Overtime
$12.18 - $34.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,931  
   
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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$32,556 - $71,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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 use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Operations Management, Clinical Supervision, and Program Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 17 percent. The majority of those who know 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $43K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $50K. Residential Program Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $52K. Residential Program Directors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $54K.

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Experience Affects Residential Program Director Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Residential Program Director Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 17%

Operations Management
up arrow 13%


Program Management
up arrow 2%

People Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 16%