Residential advisors

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Total Workforce

86.3k

Average Age

28

Estimated Job Growth

12.9%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$14,935

Average Male Salary

$15,563

Average Female Salary

$14,532

About

Residential advisors are most often employed by the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges industry. The average yearly wage for Residential advisors was $14,935 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Residential advisors by wage are Cashiers, Childcare workers, and Combined food preparation & serving workers, including fast food.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Residential advisors are Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC, New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA, and Middletown, Oxford & Trenton Cities PUMA, OH. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Residential advisors are Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC, Middletown, Oxford & Trenton Cities PUMA, OH, and New Orleans City (South) PUMA, LA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Residential advisors and on wages and locations for those in the field. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges is the industry that employs the most Residential advisors, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Residential advisors, by average wage, is Vocational rehabilitation services. Residential advisors are paid most in Worcester County (West Central) PUMA, MA but are relatively concentrated in Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$14,935

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,345

In 2017, Residential advisors earned an average of $14,935, $37,130 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Childcare workers make somewhat more than Residential advisors while Cashiers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Residential advisors as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.487

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Residential advisors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.487, which is higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly for Residential advisors (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Residential advisors.

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Industries

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Residential advisors, by average wage, are Vocational rehabilitation services, Nursing Care Facilities, and Individual & family services.

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Industries by Share

86.3k

2017 Workforce

± 7,209

-7.45%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 12.5%

The number of people employed as Residential advisors has been declining at a rate of -7.45%, from 93,213 people in 2016 to 86,269 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Residential advisors employed by various industries. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges employs the largest share of Residential advisors at  61.9%, followed by Residential care facilities, except skilled nursing facilities with 19.9% and Real estate with 3.48%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Residential advisors in the US. The average age of male Residential advisors in the workforce is 27.1 and of female Residential advisors is 28.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Residential advisors is White.

Gender Composition

33.7k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,508

52.5k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 5,627

60.9% of Residential advisors are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Residential advisors.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Residential advisors

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

61% of Residential advisors are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 25.8% of Residential advisors, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Residential advisors.

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Age by Gender

27.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.52

28.5

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.45

The median age of Residential advisors is 28, and Male employees are generally 1.38 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Residential advisors from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Residential advisors is Business but a relatively high number of Residential advisors hold a major in Construction.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Residential advisors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Residential advisors need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Critical Thinking, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Residential advisors need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Negotiation, and Management of Material Resources.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Residential advisors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Residential advisors are expected to see a growth of 12.9% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

12.9%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Residential advisors. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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