Social Services Manager Salary

Social Services Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — nearly three in five have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $33K to $81K per year, median earnings come to $54K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. Women account for the majority of Social Services Managers who took the survey — 84 percent to be exact. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,889 - $80,751

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$13.44 - $38.20

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,889 - $80,751  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,775  
Total Pay (?
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$33,243 - $81,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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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Bonus
$0.00 - $1,775  
   
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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$33,243 - $81,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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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Job skills reported by Social Services Managers are limited. 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $42K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $48K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $58K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $62K.

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 21%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

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
84 %
Male
16 %

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: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 18%
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