Get a Salary Report for



- Compare Your Salary
- Evaluate a Job Offer


- Price a New Hire
- Give a Raise



- Benchmark Jobs
- Create a Comp Plan

Social Services Director Salary (United States)

Social Services Directors in the United States earn an average of $50K per year; salaries are particularly strong in New York, where workers earn around $74K. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Social Services Director Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$34,863 - $73,855
(Median)
35K
50K
61K
74K
MEDIAN: $49,516
10%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px
Social Services Director Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$13.68 - $26.88
(Median)
14
16
19
23
27
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,863 - $73,855  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,017  
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).
)
$32,288 - $69,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 699
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.68 - $26.88  
   
Overtime
$10.21 - $36.94  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,017  
   
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).
)
$32,288 - $69,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 370
Is Social Services Director your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
Years in Field/Career:
United States (change)

Job Description for Social Services Director

Social services directors are in charge of directing social services tasks such as admissions and transfers, as well as providing leadership for social services staff in their organization. One of their main functions includes providing accurate information regarding the admission process in their institution. They speak at community events and conduct educational sessions, as well as give tours to interested individuals and provide accurate information regarding existing programs. Social services directors arrange social services appointments for family members based on eligibility. They motivate social services staff to reach all organizational goals. In all tasks, the director must follow strict privacy and safety regulations.
Read More...
Social Services Director Tasks
  • Oversee staff operations and monitor budget.
  • Monitor progress and effectiveness of program plans.
  • Plan and direct a social services program.
  • Act as a liaison between patients, families and outside agencies.
  • Provide psychosocial intervention and support services for patients and families.

Common Career Paths for Social Services Director

Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px   Copy and paste this HTML:
At the upper end, Social Services Directors who move into a Nursing Home Administrator role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The typical income for Nursing Home Administrators is $78K per year. Many Social Services Directors advance into roles as Geriatric Social Workers or MSW Social Workers, but the median salaries are $9K lower and $5K lower, respectively.

Social Services Director Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

Popular Employer Salaries for Social Services Director

Although Kindred Healthcare leads the field in pay with a median salary of $49K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $34K on the low end all the way up to $78K at the top.
The Salvation Army offers the least money; the median income there is just $32K. The pay range is also pretty narrow, as compensation generally sits between $25K and $53K. Also approaching the lower end is Signature Healthcare, LLC.

Popular Skills for Social Services Director

Survey results suggest that Social Services Directors use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Clinical Supervision, Budget Management, and Grant Writing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 20 percent, and 20 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Geriatrics. Most people who know Case Management also know Counseling and Program Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Social Services Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Social Services Directors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $40K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $47K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $50K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $54K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; over one-half of respondents fall in this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up approximately one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining slightly less than one-fifth.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
up arrow 61%
Philadelphia
up arrow 54%
Boston
up arrow 38%
Los Angeles
up arrow 38%
San Antonio
up arrow 26%
Dallas
up arrow 20%
Atlanta
up arrow 6%
National Average
$46,000
Chicago
up arrow 1%
Sacramento
up arrow 24%
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.

Related Job Salaries

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -

Experience Affects Social Services Director Salaries

National Average
$46,000

Skills That Affect Social Services Director Salaries

Grant Writing
up arrow 20%
Counseling
up arrow 1%
National Average
$46,000
Case Management
up arrow 1%
Long Term Care
up arrow 1%
Geriatrics
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied Image
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 312 votes.

Gender

Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 21%