Occupational Employment Statistics


39-9041 Residential Advisors

Coordinate activities in resident facilities in secondary and college dormitories, group homes, or similar establishments. Order supplies and determine need for maintenance, repairs, and furnishings. May maintain household records and assign rooms. May assist residents with problem solving or refer them to counseling resources.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 20021$20.02/hr$15.76/hr$17.20/hr$19.84/hr$22.96/hr$24.89/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial ActivitiesN/A$27.52/hr
Education and Health Services2,490$18.83/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Southeast Minnesota N/A$18.65/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/A$18.60/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 10$19.38/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 80$24.00/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 80$18.14/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 110$19.37/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 110$19.43/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 140$18.98/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 160$18.06/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 190$20.16/hr-12.4%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 190$16.44/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 200$16.75/hr9.7%
Northwest Minnesota 200$19.84/hr3.8%
Central Minnesota 270$17.57/hr14.3%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 360$15.82/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,030$19.59/hr17.0%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,220$19.31/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,560$18.85/hr9.7%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Social and Human Service Assistants 12,970$17.60/hr8.2%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,430$26.84/hr9.6%
Recreation Workers 8,640$13.68/hr8.7%

  • Observe students to detect and report unusual behavior.
  • Answer telephones, and route calls or deliver messages.
  • Supervise students' housekeeping work to ensure that it is done properly.
  • Determine the need for facility maintenance and repair, and notify appropriate personnel.
  • Enforce rules and regulations to ensure the smooth and orderly operation of dormitory programs.
  • Provide requested information on students' progress and the development of case plans.
  • Make regular rounds to ensure that residents and areas are safe and secure.
  • Counsel students in the handling of issues such as family, financial, and educational problems.
  • Communicate with other staff to resolve problems with individual students.
  • Hold regular meetings with each assigned unit.