$52,708
Avg. Salary
$19.89
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Social Services Director is $19.89 per hour.

The average pay for a Social Services Director is $52,708 per year.

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$14.59
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$29.29
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MEDIAN $19.89
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$38k
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$77k
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MEDIAN $52,708
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$0$77K
Salary $38,391 - $77,385
Bonus $0.00 - $3,067
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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$33,810 - $73,610
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,229
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $14.59 - $29.29
Overtime $19.23 - $39.66
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,067
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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$33,810 - $73,610
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 674

Job Description for Social Services Director

Social services directors are in charge of directing social services tasks such as admissions and transfers, as well as providing leadership for social services staff in their organization. One of their main functions includes providing accurate information regarding the admission process in their institution. They speak at community events and conduct educational sessions, as well as give tours to interested individuals and provide accurate information regarding existing programs. Social services directors arrange social services appointments for family members based on eligibility. They motivate social services staff to reach all organizational goals. In all tasks, the director must follow strict privacy and safety regulations.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Social Services Director


Known for taking on a considerable number of Social Services Directors, Kindred Healthcare, The Salvation Army, Trilogy Health Services, LLC, Signature Healthcare, LLC, and Genesis HealthCare are leading firms in the industry. Genesis HealthCare offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $51K. Social Services Directors will also find cushy salaries at Kindred Healthcare (+$49K), Signature Healthcare, LLC (+$46K), and Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (+$42K).

Workers at HCR ManorCare, Golden LivingCenters, and Trilogy Health Services, LLC also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $35K, $36K, and $38K respectively.

Common Career Paths for Social Services Director


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For Social Services Directors, progressing to a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator can earn $82K annually. Social Services Directors most often move into positions as Geriatric Social Workers or MSW Social Workers. Geriatric Social Workers actually earn $10K less on average, however, and MSW Social Workers earn $6K less per year than Social Services Directors do.

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Popular Skills for Social Services Director


Survey results suggest that Social Services Directors put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Clinical Supervision, Budget Management, and Grant Writing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 19 percent, and 18 percent, respectively. Those listing discharge planning as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Long Term Care and Geriatrics also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Case Management also know Counseling and Program Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Social Services Director

Pay by Experience for a Social Services Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Social Services Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 425 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Social Services Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 268 salaries. An experienced Social Services Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 281 salaries. A Social Services Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 151 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,834

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Social Services Directors, heading east means bigger paychecks — those in Boston, Baltimore, and New York earn more on average than Social Services Directors in the rest of the country. Trailing the national average by 15 percent, Lexington is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Fort Wayne (13 percent less) and Sacramento (11 percent less).

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Key Stats for Social Services Director

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 339 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Social Services Director Salaries

▲11%

▲4%

National Average
$50,000

▼2%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Social Services Director Salaries



Grant Writing
▲14%


▼0%

National Average
$50,000


▼8%


discharge planning
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 339 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 21%