Senior Center Director Salary

Close to one-half of Senior Center Directors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $25K to $83K per year, but median earnings come to around $46K per year. Overall cash earnings for Senior Center Directors stretch from $25K on the lower end to $83K near the top, and the heftier packages encompass bonuses that can (rarely) exceed $12K. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, close to one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. The vast majority of Senior Center Directors (82 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Most Senior Center Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$29,761 - $95,000
(Median)
$30K
$46K
$95K
MEDIAN: $46,105
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$9.29 - $22.58
(Median)
$9
$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 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 10 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Program Management is a skill commonly found among those who know Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Center Director

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $35K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $36K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $50K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $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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