Case Manager, Social Services Salary

Social Services Case Managers in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $35K per year on average. Lower pay rates hover around $27K, and the higher rates verge on $50K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by years of experience and location. Most Social Services Case Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Social Services Case Managers who took the survey — 86 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,399 - $49,461
(Median)
$27K
$35K
$49K
MEDIAN: $35,167
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$12.12 - $23.22
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,399 - $49,461  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,196  
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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$26,725 - $49,524  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 967
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $23.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,196  
   
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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$26,725 - $49,524  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 463
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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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For Social Services Case Managers, progressing to a Registered Nurse role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Registered Nurse can earn $55K annually. Becoming a MSW Social Worker or a Case Manager is a common transition from a Social Services Case Manager role.

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Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Department of Human Services offers the most; Social Services Case Managers earn $45K on average there.

The lowest salaries can be found at The Salvation Army — median pay is $28K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $23K and only reaching $38K.

Popular Skills for Case Manager, Social Services


Social Services Case Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Counseling, Case Management, Spanish Language, and Child Advocacy 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Social Services Case Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $33K, 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 $39K. 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 $48K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,839

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

Home to some of the best pay for Social Services Case Managers, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 20 percent above the national average. Social Services Case Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+11 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), Houston (+6 percent), and Columbus (+6 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in San Antonio and Phoenix earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 5 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Case Manager, Social Services Salaries




National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Case Manager, Social Services Salaries


Case Management
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Microsoft Office
0%

Child Advocacy
0%

Spanish Language
0%

National Average
$35,000

Data Entry
up arrow 10%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 215 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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