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Case Manager, Social Services Salary

Social Services Case Managers in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $34K annually on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $26K to $46K per year. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by career duration and geography. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Job satisfaction for Social Services Case Managers is high. Women make up the vast majority of Social Services Case Managers (83 percent) who answered the questionnaire. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$26,522 - $46,237
(Median)
$27K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $33,953
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$11.62 - $20.83
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$12
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,522 - $46,237  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,028  
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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$25,610 - $45,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,012
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.62 - $20.83  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,028  
   
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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$25,610 - $45,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 524

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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. MSW Social Workers or Social Workers are common next-step roles for Social Services Case Managers moving up in their careers; annual pay for MSW Social Workers is $8K higher on average, and it's $4K higher for Social Workers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Case Manager, Social Services


Social Services Case Managers flock to Department of Human Services for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $45K lead the pack in compensation.

The Salvation Army offers the lowest compensation; the median salary there averages out to only $28K. The pay range is also narrow, ranging between $23K and $42K.

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, 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. Most people 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $32K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $34K. Social Services Case Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $37K. 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


Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Social Services Case Managers, 16 percent higher than the national average. Social Services Case Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+10 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), Houston (+8 percent), and Boston (+6 percent). Dallas ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 8 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Phoenix and Atlanta (7 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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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
up arrow 4%

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 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 384 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: 82% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 16%
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