In doing the 2015 salary comparison, I went through my database of all job listings posted on The Houseparent Network in the last 12 months. If a facility had more than one job listing during that time, I kept only the most recent. I had 151 different facilities that have posted job listings in the past year (An increase of 23 facilities over last year). Of those, 74 facilities posted salaries (An increase of 11 facilities), the rest posted things like competitive or negotiable, etc. Stuff I couldn’t work with.
The good news is that Houseparent Salaries have increased over 2014 salaries based on this survey.
Before I give my numbers here is my disclaimer:
Note: Let me start by saying that this is not a scientific sampling based on all the facilities in the country, but I think it is still a close representation of the average salaries throughout the country. All salaries listed are per individual. If you are paid as a couple multiply these averages by two to compare it to your salary. Also many facilities listed a range of salaries, so I also express my averages as a range. I am also making the assumption that the salary listed by the facility is the cash salary and not total package.
The mean average (pure average) salary for a houseparent is $23,171-23,877 per year, compared to $22,099-23,130 in 2014 The Median average (half the salaries are less, half are more) salary for a houseparent is $23,000-25,000 per year, compared to $21,000-23,000 in 2014. The mean average for the top 25% of salaries is $29,901-30,068 compared to $29,131-29,898 in 2014. The mean average for the bottom 25% of salaries is $16,724-17,303 compared to $14,903-16,637 in 2007. The Top salary is $37,500-40,000 which is exactly the same as 2014. The bottom salary is $12,500 per year, which is $1250 more per year than in 2014.
I now have the information posted in the members only section and it include additional information from the comparison, such as sorted by state, benefits listed in the job listing, as well as all the raw data, minus the facility name.