Social Services Manager Salary

Around three in five of Social Services Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $33K to $81K per year, and the average comes out to $54K annually. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Female Social Services Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Work is enjoyable for Social Services Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,746 - $80,916
(Median)
$34K
$54K
$81K
MEDIAN: $53,595
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$13.44 - $38.20
(Median)
$13
$22
$38
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,746 - $80,916  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,788  
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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$33,154 - $81,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 175
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.44 - $38.20  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $52.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,788  
   
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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$33,154 - $81,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Clinical Supervision can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 32 percent above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Social Services Manager

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $48K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $41K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Social Services Managers make a median salary of $58K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $61K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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
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Experienced
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National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Social Services Manager Salaries


Counseling
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National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 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: 77% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 18%
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