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Social Services Director Salary (United States)

A Social Services Director earns an average salary of $49,516 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Clinical Supervision, Budget Management, Grant Writing, and Program Management.
Social Services Director Salary (?
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$34,863 - $73,855
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $49,516
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Social Services Director Salary (?
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$13.68 - $26.88
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$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).
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$32,288 - $69,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 699
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.68 - $26.88  
   
Overtime
$10.21 - $36.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$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).
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$32,288 - $69,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 370
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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.
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Social Services Director

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

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%
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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

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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%