Senior Center Director Salary

With close to one-half of Senior Center Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Senior Center Directors is $46K annually and can range from $25K on the lower end to $100K per year near the higher end. In the world of Senior Center Directors, total cash compensation varies between $25K and $100K. Each package generally includes bonuses that can, in exceptional cases, reach as much as $25K and , respectively. While just over one in five report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. 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.

$29,667 - $107,537
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$46K
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MEDIAN: $46,092
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$8.87 - $22.69
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$29,667 - $107,537  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,056  
Total Pay (?
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$24,514 - $100,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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$8.87 - $22.69  
   
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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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$24,514 - $100,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Budget Management and Program Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 9 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Aptitude in Budget Management tends to also indicate an understanding of Program Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Center Director

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


Senior Center Directors with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $36K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $38K. Senior Center Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $49K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $60K.

Senior Center Director Advice

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"Make sure you know the people in your community."
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Experience Affects Senior Center Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Senior Center Director Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 9%

Program Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$44,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 22%
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