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Social Services Manager Salary

Social Services Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with over one-half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $50K per year on average but can range from $32K to $79K per year. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Social Services Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (85 percent) of Social Services Managers who took the survey are female. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$32,682 - $78,027
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MEDIAN: $50,029
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$12.88 - $38.38
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,682 - $78,027  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,872  
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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$31,887 - $78,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 159
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.88 - $38.38  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $52.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,872  
   
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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$31,887 - $78,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Clinical Supervision and Counseling are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 37 percent and 5 percent, respectively.

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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $41K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $47K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $55K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $59K.

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 19%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Social Services Manager Salaries

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 37%

Counseling
up arrow 5%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 17%