Social Services Manager Salary

Social Services Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up around three in five of Social Services Managers. Pay fluctuates from $33K to $81K per year, but expected earnings average $53K per year. For the most part, Social Services Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Social Services Managers are female. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,839 - $80,806
(Median)
$34K
$53K
$81K
MEDIAN: $53,465
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$13.44 - $38.20
(Median)
$13
$22
$38
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,839 - $80,806  
   
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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$33,213 - $81,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 177
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 - $1,775  
   
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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$33,213 - $81,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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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Social Services Managers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Clinical Supervision command much higher paychecks, 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 many Social Services Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $42K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $48K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $58K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $62K on average.

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 48 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 18%
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