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Social Services Manager Salary

With slightly less than three-fifths of Social Services Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Social Services Managers is $52K annually and can range from $32K on the lower end to $80K per year near the higher end. The vast majority (84 percent) of Social Services Managers who took the survey are female. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Social Services Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,916 - $79,613
(Median)
$33K
$52K
$80K
MEDIAN: $51,737
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90%

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$13.06 - $38.33
(Median)
$13
$21
$38
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,916 - $79,613  
   
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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$32,303 - $80,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 171
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.06 - $38.33  
   
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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$32,303 - $80,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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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Survey takers who work as Social Services Managers report a focused set of job skills. 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $41K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $48K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $58K in this role. 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 Reviews

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 21%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

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
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 17%