Social and Community Service Managers

General Information

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, not for profit75.65%
  2. Private, for profit12.80%
  3. State and local government7.19%
  4. Self-employed3.69%
  5. Federal government0.53%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of social and community service managers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 18,300 openings for social and community service managers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$69,600

Military salary*

$83,008

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State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$100,670
$48,090
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 50%
  • Master's degree 23%
  • Associate's degree 8%
  • Post-master's certificate 8%
  • High school 7%
  • Some college 2%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • Psychology
  • Administration and Management
  • English Language

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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