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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 $33K per year on average. Pay generally varies between $25K and $45K per year. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is experience level, though the company and geography have a (lesser) impact as well. Most Social Services Case Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women make up the vast majority of Social Services Case Managers (83 percent) who answered the questionnaire. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one-half.
$25,803 - $45,579
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MEDIAN: $33,309
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$11.44 - $20.51
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,803 - $45,579  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,031  
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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$25,214 - $44,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,152
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.44 - $20.51  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,031  
   
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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$25,214 - $44,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 601
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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 $55K per year. Social Services Case Managers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as MSW Social Workers or Social Workers. The median paychecks in those roles are $9K higher and $4K higher, respectively.

Case Manager, Social Services Job Listings

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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 $36K.

Although The Salvation Army hands out the lowest average salary in town at $28K, employee compensation still varies greatly; workers can make as little as $23K or as much as $43K.

Popular Skills for Case Manager, Social Services


Professional skills reported by Social Services Case Managers are few in number. Most notably, skills in Counseling, Spanish Language, Case Management, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 8 percent. Those familiar with Case Management also tend to 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. Social Services Case Managers in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $32K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $34K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Social Services Case Managers make a median salary of $37K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Social Services Case Manager with more than 20 years of experience can earn $45K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Social Services Case Managers, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 18 percent above the national average. Social Services Case Managers will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+10 percent), New York (+10 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), and Dallas (+2 percent). The lowest-paying market is Indianapolis, which sits 7 percent below the national average. Atlanta and Phoenix are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 5 percent lower and 3 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



Case Management
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Microsoft Office
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Child Advocacy
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National Average
$33,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 528 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 17%