Social and Community Service Managers coordinate and supervise social service programs and community organizations. They manage workers who provide social services to the public.

Social and community service managers work for a variety of social and human service organizations. Some of these organizations focus on working with a particular demographic, such as children, people who are homeless, older adults, or veterans. Others focus on helping people with particular challenges, such as substance abuse, mental health needs, chronic hunger, and long-term unemployment.

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Social and Community Service Managers coordinate and supervise social service programs and community organizations. They manage workers who provide social services to the public.

Social and community service managers work for a variety of social and human service organizations. Some of these organizations focus on working with a particular demographic, such as children, people who are homeless, older adults, or veterans. Others focus on helping people with particular challenges, such as substance abuse, mental health needs, chronic hunger, and long-term unemployment.

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Job Prospects


Job prospects are expected to be good because of the continued expected demand for individual and family social services.

Employment projections data for social and community service managers, 2016-26


Occupational Title SOC Code Employment, 2016 Projected Employment, 2026 Change, 2016-26 Employment by Industry
Percent Numeric
Social and Community Service Managers 11-9151 147,300 173,800 18 26,500 xlsx

SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program

Employment projections data for social and community service managers, 2016-26


Occupational Title
Social and Community Service Managers
SOC Code
11-9151
Employment, 2016
147,300
Projected Employment, 2026
182,800
CHANGE, 2016-26
PERCENT
18
NUMERIC
26,500
EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY
xlsx

SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program

Pay


The median annual wage for social and community service managers was $64,100 in May 2017. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $39,730, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $109,990.

In May 2017, the median annual wages for social and community service managers in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:


Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals $82,100
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations $67,580
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities $60,970
Community and Vocational Rehabilitation Services $59,450
Individual and Family Services $57,990

The majority of social and community service managers work full time. They may work extended hours to meet deadlines or when preparing new programs; about 1 in 4 worked more than 40 hours per week in 2016.

Social and Community Service Managers


Median annual wages, May 2017


Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

Job Outlook


Employment of social and community service managers is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Much of the job growth in this occupation is the result of an aging population. An increase in the number of older adults will result in a need for more social services, such as adult daycare and meal delivery, creating demand for social and community service managers. Employment of social and community service managers is expected to increase the most in industries serving the elderly, such as services for the elderly and persons with disabilities.

In addition, employment growth is projected as people continue to seek treatment for their addictions, and as illegal drug offenders are increasingly sent to treatment programs rather than to jail. As a result, managers who direct treatment programs will be needed.

Social and Community Service Managers


Percent change in employment, projected 2016-26


Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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Professional Recruiter and Staffing Organizations


  • National Association of Personnel Services
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  • American Association of International Healthcare Recruitment
  • National Association of Executive Recruiters
  • National Association for Health Care Recruitment
  • Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association
  • American Staffing Association
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