Residential advisors

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Total Workforce
82.3k
Average Age
28.1
Average Salary
$16,030
Average Male Salary
$15,747
Average Female Salary
$16,192

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 Civic, social, advocacy organizations, & grantmaking & giving services. Residential advisors are paid most in Worcester County (West Central) PUMA, MA but are relatively concentrated in Grant, Miami & Wabash Counties PUMA, IN.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$16,030
AVERAGE SALARY
± $1,477

In 2018, Residential advisors earned an average of $16,030, $37,858 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

School bus monitors make somewhat more than Residential advisors while Other entertainment attendants and related 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

0.497
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Residential advisors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.497, 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 by Share

82.3k
2018 Workforce
± 7,040
-4.63%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 12.5%

The number of people employed as Residential advisors has been declining at a rate of -4.63%, from 86,269 people in 2017 to 82,274 people in 2018.

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  62.3%, followed by Residential care facilities, except skilled nursing facilities with 17.6% and Elementary & secondary schools with 4.25%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Residential advisors in the US. The average age of male Residential advisors in the workforce is 26.8 and of female Residential advisors is 28.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Residential advisors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

30k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,250
52.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 5,614

63.6% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

58.2% of Residential advisors are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 24.1% 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 Gender

26.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.7
28.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.38

The median age of Residential advisors is 28.1, and Male employees are generally 1.96 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 Language & Linguistics.

Majors

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