Case Manager Salary

Case Managers in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $38K annually. With bonuses occasionally running north of $7K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $3K, and a few commissions as high as $15K, total income for Case Managers can range between $28K and $68K according to individual performance. The particular firm is the main element affecting pay for this group — career length and location are driving factors as well. Most Case Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women account for the majority of Case Managers who took the survey — 82 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and more than half earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,702 - $69,011
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$38K
$69K
MEDIAN: $38,227
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$12.40 - $31.29
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MEDIAN: $16.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,702 - $69,011  
   
Bonus
$268.17 - $7,028  
Profit Sharing
$15.21 - $3,030  
Commission
$507 - $14,795  
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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$27,515 - $68,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,863
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.40 - $31.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.44  
Overtime
$15.96 - $47.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$268.17 - $7,028  
   
Commission
$507 - $14,795  
Profit Sharing
$15.21 - $3,030  
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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$27,515 - $68,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,776

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Job Description for Case Manager

Case managers can help recovering addicts, the elderly, ex-convicts, people with severe illnesses, or the impoverished. Case managers give people advice and guidance in areas that will help improve an individual’s life. A case manager will normally work very closely with health providers, such as general care practitioners, psychiatrists, and psychologists.

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Case Manager Tasks

  • Interview or correspond with physicians to correct errors or omissions and to investigate questionable claims.
  • Compile, audit and analyze patient records to document condition and treatment and to provide data for cost control and care improvement efforts.
  • Recommend process and policies to improve quality of patient services and increase revenue.
  • Analyze information gathered by investigation; report findings and recommendations.

Common Career Paths for Case Manager


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As Case Managers transition into upper-level roles such as Director of Case Management, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Directors of Case Management earn $88K on average per year. A common career progression for a Case Manager is to become a Social Worker or a Nurse Case Manager. Compared to Case Managers, the first group earns $3K more on average, and the second group earns $27K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Case Manager


Catholic Charities, The Salvation Army, Humana, Inc., UnitedHealth Group, and Aetna, Inc. are all popular places to work. UnitedHealth Group offers the largest salaries in town ($72K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $47K to $95K. Humana, Inc., Kindred Healthcare, and Cigna Corporation also offer top salaries for Case Managers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $64K, $63K, and $62K, respectively.

Goodwill Industries offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $31K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $25K to $42K. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are The Salvation Army ($32K), Big Brothers Big Sisters ($32K), and Volunteers of America ($34K).

Popular Skills for Case Manager


Case Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Utilization Review, Home Health/Home Care, and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 49 percent, 14 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Community Outreach / Activism, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, and Group Therapy. Most people experienced in Case Management also know Oral / Verbal Communication and Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Case Manager

Pay by Experience for a Case Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Case Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 4,222 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Case Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 1,678 salaries. An experienced Case Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 1,302 salaries. A Case Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 502 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,611

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Case Managers will find that Tampa offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 22 percent. Case Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+17 percent), Houston (+12 percent), Minneapolis (+11 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Columbus, which sits 4 percent below the national average.

Case Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Case Manager?

Case Manager in Saint Ignace:
"Optimistic Community Member."
Pros: I enjoy helping people overcome difficulties in their life. It is always interesting learning where the people have been and how we can help them move on and improve their current situation and watch them succeed in the community.
Cons: Stress Level, Burn out,

Case Manager in Westminster:
"Helping others."
Pros: Helping families get Medicaid and keeping it going. Being able to work independently and being trusted to get the job done.
Cons: I don't talk to to many people since I'm the only one that has my type of case load.

Case Manager in Arlington:
Pros: Flexibility of my schedule, meeting my clients, many times feeling as though I am able to really help them.
Cons: Upper management. No accountability for those in power.

Case Manager in Phoenix:
"Working Hard for the Money."
Pros: I like working independently. I like working on team projects. I like being an advocate for the clients. I like working in an administrative role. I like working behind the scenes. I like the casual dress work environment. I like available flexibility in the work schedule. I like working from home part-time.
Cons: I do not like the stress level in the work environment sometimes. I do not like the disagreements between staff to staff. I do not like the disagreements between clients to client. I do not like the low moral.

Case Manager in Kalamazoo:
"Rewarding but stressful; underfunded."
Pros: Feeling as though my job makes a positive difference in the lives of people that are left behind in our society.
Cons: I work too hard, work too much after hours for no pay.

Case Manager in Springfield:
"Care coordination at its best."
Pros: Able to care coordinate with other disciplines, make differences in members life, able to work independently in most cases, and love flexibility the job offers.
Cons: Poor organizational structure and communication.

Case Manager in Laredo:
"The Workplace."
Pros: I enjoy interacting with patients on a daily basis. I like knowing that they need my help and I will try my best each day to let them know that I am here for whatever they need. I enjoy that while it can be fast paced, I never feel a rush to overwork myself. I get along really great with my co-workers and offer my assistance to them whenever they need it.
Cons: I can't say there is anything bad about working for this company, besides the pay I am very happy there.

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Key Stats for Case Manager

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 760 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Case Manager Salaries

▲67%

▲15%

▲7%

National Average
$37,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Case Manager Salaries






▲1%

Case Management
▼0%

National Average
$37,000




▼3%

Microsoft Office
▼3%

Group Therapy
▼4%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▼5%

Community Outreach / Activism
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 760 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 19%
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