Social Services Manager Salary

Social Services Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with about three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $54K annually on average but can range from $33K to $82K per year. Most Social Services Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Social Services Managers (84 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,675 - $81,560
(Median)
$34K
$54K
$82K
MEDIAN: $53,852
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$13.44 - $38.20
(Median)
$13
$22
$38
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,675 - $81,560  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,788  
Profit Sharing
$50.00  
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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$33,400 - $81,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 183
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  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00  
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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$33,400 - $81,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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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Pay by Experience Level for Social Services Manager

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


Social Services Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $43K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $48K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $56K 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 $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 19%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$52,000

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


Counseling
0%

National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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