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Quick Facts: Social and Community Service Managers
2012 Median Pay $59,970 per year
$28.83 per hour
Entry-Level Education Bachelor’s degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation 5 years or more
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2012 132,900
Job Outlook, 2012-22 21% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2012-22 27,700

What Social and Community Service Managers Do

Social and community service managers coordinate and supervise social service programs and community organizations. They direct and lead staff who provide social services to the public.

Work Environment

Social and community service managers work for nonprofit organizations, private for-profit social service companies, and government agencies. Most work full time.

How to Become a Social and Community Service Manager

Social and community service managers need at least a bachelor’s degree and some work experience. However, many employers prefer candidates who have a master’s degree.

Pay

The median annual wage for social and community managers was $59,970 in May 2012.

Job Outlook

Employment of social and community service managers is projected to grow 21 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by increases in the elderly population, and increases in demand for substance abuse treatment and mental health and health-related services.