Case Manager, Social Services Salary

Social Services Case Managers in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $34K annually. Pay ranges from $26K on the low end to $46K per year on the high end. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though career duration and geography have a (lesser) impact as well. The majority of Social Services Case Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 84 percent of Social Services Case Managers are female. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$26,793 - $46,223
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$27K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $34,134
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$11.70 - $21.13
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$12
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,793 - $46,223  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,029  
Total Pay (?
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$25,752 - $45,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 972
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.70 - $21.13  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,029  
   
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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$25,752 - $45,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 503
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Case Manager, Social Services


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Social Services Case Managers who transition into a Registered Nurse role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $55K per year. When Social Services Case Managers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become MSW Social Workers or Case Managers. Those roles pay an additional $8K and $2K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Case Manager, Social Services


The biggest paychecks can be found at Department of Human Services — the median salary there is $45K.

The Salvation Army offers the lowest compensation; the median salary there averages out to only $28K. The pay range is also narrow, ranging between $23K and $42K.

Popular Skills for Case Manager, Social Services


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Counseling, Spanish Language, Case Management, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Entry and Oral / Verbal Communication. Most people experienced in Case Management also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Case Manager, Social Services

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Social Services Case Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $32K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $35K. For Social Services Case Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $38K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Social Services Case Managers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $47K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Social Services Case Managers, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 22 percent above the national average. Social Services Case Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+12 percent), Houston (+10 percent), New York (+9 percent), and Denver (+5 percent). Falling short of the national average by 9 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Dallas. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Phoenix (8 percent lower) and Atlanta (6 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Case Manager, Social Services Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Case Manager, Social Services Salaries


Spanish Language
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Case Management
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Microsoft Office
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Child Advocacy
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National Average
$34,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
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Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 327 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 16%
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