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Case Manager, Social Services Salary

Those pursuing careers as Social Services Case Managers in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $34K per year. Compensation ranges from $26K on the lower end to $45K per year on the higher end. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience and geography. The vast majority (83 percent) of Social Services Case Managers who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction for Social Services Case Managers is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance.

$26,296 - $45,916
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$26K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $33,757
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$11.65 - $20.72
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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
$26,296 - $45,916  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
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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$25,539 - $45,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,034
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.65 - $20.72  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
   
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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$25,539 - $45,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 533

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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. 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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Case Manager, Social Services


Department of Human Services offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $45K.

While select The Salvation Army employees may bring in up to $42K, a median salary of only $28K — the lowest in the field — suggests a serious lag in the earnings department.

Popular Skills for Case Manager, Social Services


Survey results imply that Social Services Case Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Counseling, Spanish Language, Microsoft Office, and Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Oral / Verbal Communication. Most people experienced in 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $32K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $34K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $37K. 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 $45K.

Pay Difference by Location


Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Social Services Case Managers, 17 percent higher than the national average. Social Services Case Managers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+10 percent), New York (+9 percent), Denver (+7 percent), and Cleveland (+6 percent). Dallas ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 5 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Phoenix (5 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Case Manager, Social Services Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%



National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Case Manager, Social Services Salaries


Spanish Language
up arrow 4%

Case Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

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 416 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 16%