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Case Manager, Social Services Salary

Pay for Social Services Case Managers in the United States is very modest at just $34K per year. Pay ranges from $26K on the low end to $46K per year on the high end. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by career duration and geographic location. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. Social Services Case Managers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 83 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$26,598 - $46,191
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$27K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $33,953
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$11.65 - $20.90
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$12
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,598 - $46,191  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
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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$25,658 - $45,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,005
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.65 - $20.90  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.51  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
   
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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$25,658 - $45,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 518

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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Registered Nurse. The latter position pays an average of $55K annually. When Social Services Case Managers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become MSW Social Workers or Social Workers. Those roles pay an additional $8K and $4K, respectively.

Case Manager, Social Services Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Case Manager, Social Services


Department of Human Services offers the largest salaries in town — $45K on average.

With a median salary of only $28K, The Salvation Army pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $23K to $42K isn't that wide, either.

Popular Skills for Case Manager, Social Services


Social Services Case Managers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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 Oral / Verbal Communication. The majority of those who know 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. During the first five years of their careers, Social Services Case Managers see a median income of $32K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $34K. Social Services Case Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $38K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $46K.

Pay Difference by Location


Social Services Case Managers will find that Washington offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 16 percent. Social Services Case Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+11 percent), New York (+9 percent), Houston (+8 percent), and Boston (+6 percent). Dallas is the lowest-paying area, 8 percent south of the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta and Phoenix (6 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Case Manager, Social Services Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$33,000


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
$33,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 374 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

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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