Residential Program Director Salary

Roughly one-half of Residential Program Directors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $34K to $72K per year, and the average comes out to $50K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. More than half of Residential Program Directors (68 percent) survey participants are women. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,520 - $72,937
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$73K
MEDIAN: $49,929
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50%
90%

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$12.21 - $26.04
(Median)
$12
$19
$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,520 - $72,937  
   
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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$33,508 - $72,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 406
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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$33,508 - $72,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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


Residential Program Directors report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Clinical Supervision, Program Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Budget Management. Most people skilled in People Management are similarly competent in 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. The average beginner in this position makes around $43K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $50K. Residential Program Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $52K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $55K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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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 11%


Program Management
0%

National Average
$49,000

People Management
up arrow 1%

Budget Management
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

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: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 17%
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