The national average salary for Case Managers is $38K annually; by contrast, Kaiser Permanente pays at a significantly higher rate, offering average pay of $107K. UnitedHealth Group, Aetna, Inc., and Humana, Inc. also offer top salaries for Case Managers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $73K, $64K, and $63K, respectively. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$28,677 - $69,035
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$38K
$69K
MEDIAN: $38,088
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$12.37 - $31.55
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$28,677 - $69,035  
   
Bonus
$295.17 - $6,753  
Profit Sharing
$15.32 - $3,020  
Commission
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$27,445 - $68,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 4,014
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $31.55  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.44  
Overtime
$15.88 - $46.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$295.17 - $6,753  
   
Commission
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$15.32 - $3,020  
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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$27,445 - $68,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,847

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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.

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Case Managers may progress into high-paying roles like Director of Case Management, where median compensation is $88K annually. Going from Case Manager to Social Services Case Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Social Services Case Managers is $32K. Many others choose to work as Social Workers, where pay is typically $39K.

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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 48 percent, 15 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Group Therapy, Office Administration, and Community Outreach / Activism. Most people familiar with Case Management also know Oral / Verbal Communication and Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Case Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Case Managers. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $34K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $39K. Case Managers see a median salary of $43K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Case Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $61K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,540

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Atlanta offers some of the highest pay in the country for Case Managers, 16 percent above the national average. Case Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), San Diego (+7 percent), and New York (+5 percent). Trailing the national average by 5 percent, Columbus is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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 754 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




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Case Manager Salaries




Crisis intervention
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Bilingual
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Case Management
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Spanish Language
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National Average
$37,000





Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
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Community Outreach / Activism
up arrow 6%

Office Administration
up arrow 7%

Group Therapy
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 754 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%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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