Case Manager, Social Services Salary

Social Services Case Managers in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $34K per year. Earnings generally vary between $26K and $46K per year. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by career length and location. The majority of Social Services Case Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. The vast majority of Social Services Case Managers (84 percent) who participated in the survey are women. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$26,903 - $46,475
(Median)
$27K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $34,229
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$11.71 - $21.17
(Median)
$12
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,903 - $46,475  
   
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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$25,821 - $46,025  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 963
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.71 - $21.17  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.73  
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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$25,821 - $46,025  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 497
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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.

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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


Social Services Case Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Department of Human Services, where the average salary comes to $45K.

Bringing up the rear, The Salvation Army's median pay of $28K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $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, Microsoft Office, and Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Entry and Oral / Verbal Communication. Most people familiar with 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.


For Social Services Case Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $32K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $35K. Social Services Case Managers bring in $38K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $47K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Social Services Case Managers, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 21 percent above the national average. Social Services Case Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+12 percent), New York (+10 percent), Houston (+9 percent), and Boston (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dallas, which sits 10 percent below the national average. Phoenix and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

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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 313 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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