Residential Services Administrator
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
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 at a college or university.
There were 93 Residential Services Administrator job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 2998 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 2012:
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.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $47,098.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $39,810.
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 $37,407.
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.
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 Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||47%|
|3 to 5 years||46%|
|6 to 8 years||4%|
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.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (47%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (33%)
- Planning (27%)
- Organizational Skills (23%)
- Microsoft Office (19%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Budgeting (34%)
- Staff Management (32%)
- Community Development (12%)
- Mental Health (11%)
- Leadership Development (9%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Scheduling (15%)
- Case Management (13%)
- Customer Service (11%)
- Conflict Management (11%)
- Supervisory Skills (9%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Staff Development (6%)
- Educational Programs (5%)
- Teaching (4%)
- Meal Planning (4%)
- Trauma (4%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Residential Services Administrator skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Housing Coordinator
- Residence Life Coordinator
- Director Of Residential Services
- Assistant Director Of Residence Life
- Housing Director
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.
- Student Affairs Administrator
- Director of Student Affairs
- Dean of Students
- Admissions Director
- Program Coordinator, Higher Education
- Campus Director
- Dean of Academic Affairs
- Associate Dean, Higher Education
- Program Director, Higher Education
- Dean of Academic Division
Here are the employers that have posted the most Residential Services Administrator jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Catholic Charities (28)
- University Of California (28)
- Atria Senior Living (24)
- Emory University (24)
- Community Options Incorporated (22)
- University of North Carolina (11)
- Coastal Southeastern United Care (4)
- Campbell University (4)
- Duke University (4)
- Wake Forest University (4)
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!