With nearly three-fifths of Senior Center Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $26K to $89K per year and averages out to $49K per year. With some bonuses approaching $20K, overall incomes of Senior Center Directors generally spread between $26K and $89K depending on individual performance. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (81 percent) of Senior Center Directors who took the survey are female. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and slightly more than half receive dental plans. Most Senior Center Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,601 - $119,195
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$49K
$120K
MEDIAN: $48,681
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$10.30 - $21.33
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$31,601 - $119,195  
   
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$0.00 - $20,000  
Profit Sharing
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$26,331 - $89,191  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $21.33  
   
Overtime
$18.00  
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$0.00 - $20,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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$26,331 - $89,191  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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Job Description for Senior Center Director

Senior center directors oversee facilities for senior citizens that may be privately owned or run by the government. These directors usually oversee a fixed staff that runs the facility, meaning they are responsible for delegating tasks, conducting employee evaluations, hiring and firing staff when necessary, and administering payroll.

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Senior Center Director Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Center Director

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $37K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $36K. Senior Center Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $48K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $45K.

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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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Key Stats for Senior Center Director

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Senior Center Director Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Center Director Salaries


Program Management
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National Average
$44,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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