Senior Center Director Salary

Senior Center Directors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with roughly one-half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $46K per year on average but can range from $25K to $83K per year. Including potential for bonuses which peak near $12K, total cash payment to Senior Center Directors can bottom out near $25K or peak near $83K depending on individual performance. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Senior Center Directors (82 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — about one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,761 - $95,000
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$30K
$46K
$95K
MEDIAN: $46,105
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$9.29 - $22.58
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$13
$23
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$29,761 - $95,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,365  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$25,286 - $83,450  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 154
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.29 - $22.58  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,365  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$25,286 - $83,450  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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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

  • 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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Budget Management and Program Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 10 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Budget Management and Program Management are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Center Director

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Senior Center Directors. Senior Center Directors in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $35K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $36K. On average, Senior Center Directors make $50K following one to two decades on the job. Senior Center Directors who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $56K.

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 29%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$43,000

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



National Average
$43,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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