Residential advisors

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
89.9k
Average Age
27.6
Estimated Job Growth
11.7%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$15,793
Average Male Salary
$15,355
Average Female Salary
$16,076

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 $15,793 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Residential advisors by wage are Cashiers, Food preparation workers, and Other entertainment attendants and related workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Residential advisors are Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC, Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX, and New River Valley Planning District Commission PUMA, VA. 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 Deep East Texas COG (West) & Walker County PUMA, TX.

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 Justice, public order, & safety activities . Residential advisors are paid most in Seat Pleasant City, Capitol Heights Town & Landover PUMA, MD but are relatively concentrated in Chapel Hill Town PUMA, NC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$15,793
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,439

In 2020, Residential advisors earned an average of $15,793, $40,161 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Cashiers make somewhat more than Residential advisors while Food preparation workers 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

0.484
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Residential advisors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.484, which is higher than than the national average of 0.478. 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

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Residential advisors.

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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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Industries by Share

89.9k
2020 Workforce
± 7,359
2.85%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 11.3%

The number of people employed as Residential advisors has been growing at a rate of 2.85%, from 87,393 people in 2019 to 89,887 people in 2020.

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  63.7%, followed by Residential care facilities, except skilled nursing facilities with 17.1% and Elementary & secondary schools with 3.65%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Residential advisors in the US. The average age of male Residential advisors in the workforce is 26.3 and of female Residential advisors is 28.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Residential advisors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

35.3k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,613
54.6k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 5,734

60.7% of Residential advisors are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Residential advisors.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Residential advisors
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

55.4% of Residential advisors are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 23.6% of Residential advisors, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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 Sex

26.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.47
28.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.4

The median age of Residential advisors is 27.6, and Male employees are generally 2.13 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 Psychology but a relatively high number of Residential advisors hold a major in Public Administration and Social Service.

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, Speaking, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Residential advisors need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Negotiation.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Residential Advisors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Residential Advisors are expected to see a growth of 11.7% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

11.7%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Residential Advisors. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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