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Residential Services Administrator

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Residential Services Administrator provides administrative support for the residential services office at a college or university. The office comprehensively programs the experience of living on and off campus in a residence hall.

Job Outlook

There were 16 Residential Services Administrator job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 672 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the College / University Administrator industry, which includes the Residential Services Administrator career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Residential Services Administrator jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $53,523.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $53,523.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Residential Services Administrator postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $36,836.

Education and Experience

Posted Residential Services Administrator jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree7.89%
Bachelor's Degree74.55%
Master's Degree55.36%
Doctoral Degree3.27%
Other8.18%

Posted Residential Services Administrator jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years58.02%
3 to 5 years38.5%
6 to 8 years1.87%
9+ years1.6%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Residential Services Administrator positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Leadership (54.76%)
  • Management (48.96%)
  • Operations (46.13%)
  • Communication (44.79%)
  • Planning (26.93%)
  • Administrative Functions (21.88%)
  • Supervision (20.98%)
  • Advising (20.98%)
  • Coordinating (20.24%)
  • Training And Development (18.75%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Student Services (40.1%)
  • Student Development (31.11%)
  • Community Development (26.79%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Program Development (14.48%)
  • Higher Education Administration (12.15%)
  • Adjudication (9.32%)
  • Auditing (8.99%)
  • Regulatory Compliance (7.65%)
  • Conflict Resolution (15.97%)
  • Social Work (13.81%)
  • Billing (7.65%)
  • Developmental Disabilities (12.98%)
  • Crisis Management (18.8%)
  • Performance Appraisal (13.14%)
  • Crisis Intervention (11.81%)
  • Facility Management (9.65%)
  • Psychology (8.65%)
  • Student Engagement (10.48%)
  • Program Design (6.49%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Student Development (100%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Residential Services Administrator skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Residence Hall Director
  • Director of Residential Services
  • Residential Administrator
  • Residence Hall Manager
  • Resident Hall Director
  • Administrator
  • Residential Facilitator
  • Assistant Director of Residential Services
  • Residential Program Director
  • Assistant to the Director

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Residential Services Administrator jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Redwood Family Care Network (29)
  • State University of New York (28)
  • Blinn College (16)
  • Adult Residential Facility (14)
  • Sam Houston State University (11)
  • Community Options (10)
  • University of New Hampshire (8)
  • University of Georgia (8)
  • University at Buffalo (7)
  • Onondaga Community College (7)

North Carolina

  • North Carolina A&T State University (4)
  • Mid-Atlantic Christian University (2)
  • Greensboro College (1)
  • State of North Carolina (1)
  • United States District Court (1)
  • Seattle Colleges Foundation (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!