Social Services Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up over one-half of Social Services Managers. Pay fluctuates from $35K to $76K per year, but expected earnings average $54K per year. With some bonuses approaching $2K, overall incomes of Social Services Managers generally spread between $35K and $76K depending on individual performance. Social Services Managers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 86 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$36,942 - $78,017
(Median)
$37K
$54K
$78K
MEDIAN: $54,343
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$13.68 - $34.52
(Median)
$14
$23
$35
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,942 - $78,017  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,473  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$35,218 - $76,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.68 - $34.52  
   
Overtime
$18.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,473  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$35,218 - $76,497  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Social Services Manager

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $47K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $52K on average. Social Services Managers see a median salary of $58K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Social Services Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$53,000

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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Social Services Manager Salaries


National Average
$53,000

Counseling
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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