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Social Services Manager Salary

With nearly three in five of Social Services Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $33K to $80K per year and averages out to $53K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Social Services Managers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 83 percent. Work is enjoyable for Social Services Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$33,746 - $79,914
(Median)
$34K
$53K
$80K
MEDIAN: $53,299
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$13.08 - $38.20
(Median)
$13
$22
$38
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,746 - $79,914  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
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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$32,873 - $80,473  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 175
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.08 - $38.20  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $51.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
   
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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$32,873 - $80,473  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
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Job Description for Social Services Manager

  • Follow-up with cases to reassess needs, ensure compliance, and look for abuse, neglect, or the need for protective services.
  • Enable clients to get access to food, shelter, cash, or other services.
  • Interview and evaluate candidates for social services in order to analyze their needs and abilities.
  • Establish relationships with other agencies, school, monitors, and service providers.

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Social Services Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Fortunate workers who know Clinical Supervision can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 31 percent above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Social Services Manager

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


Social Services Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $42K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $48K. Social Services Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $58K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $60K on average.

Social Services Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Social Services Manager in Houston:
"Hard Work."
Work hard, ask questions and don't be afraid to go out of your comfort zone. You will learn something new every day.

What is it like working as a Social Services Manager?

Social Services Manager in Pasadena:
"Flexible Hours, Health Benefits Paid."
Pros: I enjoy being able to help people and prefer to work M-F. I have every holiday off. I feel a sense of accomplishment when I'm able to help people reestablish their identities.
Cons: I am in the poverty pay.

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Experience Affects Social Services Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Social Services Manager Salaries

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 31%

Counseling
up arrow 2%

National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 18%
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