Case Manager, Social Services Salary

Pay for Social Services Case Managers in the United States is very modest at just $34K per year. Lower pay rates hover around $26K, and the higher rates verge on $46K per year. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration and geographic location. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 84 percent of Social Services Case Managers are female. Most Social Services Case Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,953 - $46,725

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$11.79 - $21.20

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,953 - $46,725  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
Total Pay (?
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$25,921 - $46,221  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 957
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $21.20  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
   
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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$25,921 - $46,221  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 493
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Registered Nurse. The average Registered Nurse brings home $55K per year. The most common next step for a Social Services Case Manager is to become a MSW Social Worker or a Case Manager. The former position pays an additional $8K per year on average, and the latter position pays $2K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Case Manager, Social Services


Those at Department of Human Services can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $45K.

For Social Services Case Managers, below-average salaries can be found at The Salvation Army; in fact, average earnings are around $28K, the lowest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($23K versus $42K) is great.

Popular Skills for Case Manager, Social Services


Social Services Case Managers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Counseling, Spanish Language, Case Management, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Oral / Verbal Communication and Data Entry. Those educated in Case Management tend to be well versed in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Case Manager, Social Services

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. 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. Social Services Case Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $38K. Social Services Case Managers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $48K.

Pay Difference by Location


Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Social Services Case Managers, 22 percent above the national average. Social Services Case Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+12 percent), Columbus (+9 percent), Houston (+9 percent), and New York (+9 percent). Trailing the national average by 10 percent, Dallas is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Phoenix (8 percent lower) and Atlanta (7 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


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

Data Entry
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 299 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
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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