Social Services Manager Salary

The majority of Social Services Managers in the United States — nearly three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $33K to $82K per year, and the median is $54K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Female Social Services Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The majority of Social Services Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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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.


For many Social Services Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $43K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $48K. Social Services Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $56K. Social Services Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $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
up arrow 7%

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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