Senior Center Director Salary

Senior Center Directors in the United States can expect wages of $46K annually on average. Final cash compensation to Senior Center Directors varies from around $25K to approximately $98K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $25K. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 80 percent of Senior Center Directors are female. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,660 - $106,636

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$8.90 - $22.51

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Salary
$29,660 - $106,636  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,056  
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$24,622 - $98,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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Hourly Rate
$8.90 - $22.51  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $25,056  
   
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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$24,622 - $98,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Job Description for Senior Center Director

  • Identify and recruit potential volunteer workers.
  • Schedule special events such as art, physical and social activities.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Implement program plans by ordering needed materials, scheduling speakers, reserving space, and handling other administrative details.

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Senior Center Directors report a narrow range of specific skills. Budget Management and Program Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 4 percent, respectively. It is not unusual for someone who knows Budget Management to be familiar with Program Management as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Center Director

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


For many Senior Center Directors, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $35K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $38K. Senior Center Directors see a median salary of $49K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $60K.

Senior Center Director Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Senior Center Director in Elizabethtown:
"Make sure you know the people in your community."
Have a deep knowledge in the people who come to use the space you are getting ready to change.

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Experience Affects Senior Center Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Senior Center Director Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 8%

Program Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$43,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 23%
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