Case Manager, Social Services Salary

Social Services Case Managers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $37K annually. While geography and experience level impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. The vast majority of Social Services Case Managers (87 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$28,888 - $51,455
$29K
$37K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,882
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$13.03 - $24.21
$13
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.63
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,888 - $51,455  
   
Bonus
$39.15 - $4,085  
Total Pay (?
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$28,187 - $51,245  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 821
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.03 - $24.21  
   
Overtime
$11.93 - $41.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$39.15 - $4,085  
   
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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$28,187 - $51,245  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 464

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Job Description for Case Manager, Social Services

Social services case managers are in charge of managing case loads. In this task, they listen to clients' issues and work to met their needs. They engage participants in ways that benefit their employer's social service programs; for this reason, they have outstanding interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with clients and other professionals. Another requirement for this position is the ability to listen closely and empathetically to client concerns. Social service case managers may manage of a group of health professionals; in a managerial role, they must be able to motivate their team to reach organizational goals and most effectively help clients.

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Case Manager, Social Services Tasks

  • Provide patient oriented case management and discharge planning in many different medical settings.
  • Implement treatment and transition procedures to a post medical environment.
  • Review medical records auditing for admission, improper utilization, resource management or quality inefficiencies.

Common Career Paths for Case Manager, Social Services


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Social Services Case Managers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Registered Nurse. The average Registered Nurse brings home $56K per year. A Case Manager or a Social Worker is a typical transition from a Social Services Case Manager role.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Case Manager, Social Services


Dominating the field, The Salvation Army, Department of Human Services, Department of Social Services, Catholic Charities, and Department of Child Services are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Social Services Case Managers. Department of Human Services offers the largest salaries in town ($45K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $34K to $71K.

The Salvation Army doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $28K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $38K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Popular Skills for Case Manager, Social Services


Social Services Case Managers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Medicaid Case Management, Client Interaction, and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 36 percent, 15 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service and Bilingual. Those familiar with Case Management also tend to know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Case Manager, Social Services

Pay by Experience for a Case Manager, Social Services has a positive trend. An entry-level Case Manager, Social Services with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 779 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Case Manager, Social Services with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 378 salaries. An experienced Case Manager, Social Services which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 259 salaries. A Case Manager, Social Services with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 97 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,200

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

For Social Services Case Managers, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Social Services Case Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+13 percent), New York (+13 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and San Antonio (+10 percent). Phoenix is the lowest-paying area, 8 percent south of the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Indianapolis (4 percent lower) and Philadelphia (3 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Case Manager, Social Services

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 138 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Case Manager, Social Services Salaries

▲20%

▲11%

▲4%

National Average
$36,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Case Manager, Social Services Salaries

Medicaid Case Management
▲36%

Client Interaction
▲15%


▲3%





Child Placement
▲1%

National Average
$36,000

Data Entry
▼2%

Bilingual
▼9%

Customer Service
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 15%