Earnings for Assistant Directors of Social Services in the United States come in at around $52K annually on average. Women make up the vast majority of Assistant Directors of Social Services (88 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Most Assistant Directors of Social Services report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one-fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$38,744 - $81,804
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$52K
$82K
MEDIAN: $52,023
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$11.11 - $24.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,744 - $81,804  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
Total Pay (?
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$27,129 - $73,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.11 - $24.75  
   
Overtime
$22.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$1,200  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,129 - $73,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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Job Description for Assistant Director, Social Services

Assistant directors, social services are responsible for assisting social services activities and providing support to the directors of their organization. They are in charge of providing individuals with necessary information about social services initiatives and answer inquiries as needed. They possess strong interpersonal skills to interact with a variety of people. In addition, they provide guidance in their department to increase satisfaction among participants of services. They research current social services trends and give insight regarding existing programs. They assist with transportation, complete interviews, review applications, and monitor participants. They report their progress to the social services director in their organization. These individuals work well with other social services professionals and share key information to reach all objectives in a timely manner. However, they can also work efficiently on their own with almost no supervision. They are dedicated to provide exceptional services to those who participate in social services programs. Assistant directors, social services keep accurate participant documentation for future reference. They are organized and pay close attention to detail. They follow strict ethical guidelines to respect participants' private data, and they communicate participants' responsibilities and rights effectively. They also develop strong relationships with people and comply with federal regulations regarding safety. They participate in departmental meetings to suggest changes in the workflow or social services plans to increase company recognition.

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Assistant Director, Social Services Tasks

  • Ensure that the emotional and social needs of the patients or residents are met and maintained.
  • Help direct the Social Service Department.
  • Assist in planning and administering social service programs, completing care planning, discharge planning and community resources.

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Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Director, Social Services

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $38K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $52K. On average, Assistant Directors of Social Services make $50K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Assistant Directors of Social Services report making only $49K on average.

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Experience Affects Assistant Director, Social Services Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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