Case Manager, Social Services Salary

Social Services Case Managers in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $35K annually. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $27K and $50K per year. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by tenure and geographic location. Most Social Services Case Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority of Social Services Case Managers (86 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance.

$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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At the upper end, Social Services Case Managers who move into a Registered Nurse role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Registered Nurses is a much higher $55K per year. Becoming a MSW Social Worker or a Case Manager is a common transition from a Social Services Case Manager role.

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Department of Human Services attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $45K.

Pay for Social Services Case Managers is the lowest at The Salvation Army, which has a median salary of $28K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $38K.

Popular Skills for Case Manager, Social Services


Survey results suggest that Social Services Case Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Counseling, Case Management, Spanish Language, and Child Advocacy are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Oral / Verbal Communication and Data Entry. For most people, competency in Case Management indicates knowledge of 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. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $33K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $35K. Social Services Case Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $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.

For Social Services Case Managers, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Social Services Case Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+11 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), Houston (+6 percent), and Columbus (+6 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Atlanta, 9 percent below the national average. 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
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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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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