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Social Services Manager Salary

The majority of Social Services Managers in the United States — slightly less than three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $32K to $80K per year, and the median is $52K annually. The majority of Social Services Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Social Services Managers (83 percent) who participated in the survey are women. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,061 - $79,370
(Median)
$33K
$52K
$79K
MEDIAN: $52,276
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$13.03 - $38.45
(Median)
$13
$22
$38
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,061 - $79,370  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
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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$32,395 - $80,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 176
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.03 - $38.45  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $51.82  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
   
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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$32,395 - $80,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Social Services Managers who took the survey. 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.


For Social Services Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $41K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $48K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Social Services Managers make a median salary of $58K. Social Services Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $61K 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 20%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

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 3%

National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 17%
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