Case Manager Salary

Case Managers in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $37K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $3K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Case Managers can bottom out near $27K or peak near $70K depending on individual performance. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by career length and location. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Case Managers who took the survey — 84 percent to be exact. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,988 - $68,923
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$28K
$37K
$69K
MEDIAN: $37,391
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$12.08 - $33.14
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$33
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$27,988 - $68,923  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,459  
Profit Sharing
$2.14 - $5,093  
Commission
$250.00  
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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$26,819 - $69,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5,052
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $33.14  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.81  
Overtime
$7.14 - $46.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,459  
   
Commission
$250.00  
Profit Sharing
$2.14 - $5,093  
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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$26,819 - $69,648  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,184
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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

  • Recommend process and policies to improve quality of patient services and increase revenue.
  • Analyze information gathered by investigation; report findings and recommendations.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Case Manager


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For Case Managers, progressing to a Director of Case Management role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Director of Case Management can earn $86K annually. A Social Services Case Manager role is the most prevalent career advancement for Case Managers. Paychecks for that role are $31K on average. The Nurse Case Manager position is another common transition for Case Managers; in this role, salaries are typically at the $63K mark.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Case Manager


Dominating the field, Catholic Charities, Humana, Inc., Aetna, Inc., Rescare, Inc, and The Salvation Army are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Case Managers. For Case Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at Kaiser Permanente; in fact, average earnings are around $77K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($38K versus $131K) is great. UnitedHealth Group, Aetna, Inc., and Humana, Inc. also offer top salaries for Case Managers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $69K, $65K, and $64K, respectively.

Considering that the median salary at The Salvation Army is a shallow $29K, it is not surprising that this employer ranks last in compensation relative to (and far behind) other companies in the same line of work — their median pay is 169 percent less than the top paying company. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Volunteers of America at $31K, and Big Brothers Big Sisters where $31K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Case Managers there earn up to $40K.

Popular Skills for Case Manager


Case Managers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with registered nurse, Utilization Review (UR), and Home Health/Home Care are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 78 percent, 55 percent, and 17 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Entry, Crisis intervention, and Problem Solving. The majority of those who know 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.


Case Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $34K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $39K. On average, Case Managers make $44K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $61K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,384

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

Case Managers will find that Atlanta offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 12 percent. Case Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+11 percent), Tampa (+10 percent), Houston (+10 percent), and Miami (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Phoenix, which sits 4 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Columbus and Chicago (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

Case Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Case Manager?

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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Experience Affects Case Manager Salaries




National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Case Manager Salaries

registered nurse
up arrow 78%




Insurance
up arrow 7%

National Average
$36,000

Case Management
up arrow 1%

Spanish Language
up arrow 1%

Bilingual
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 4%



Problem Solving
up arrow 6%

Crisis intervention
up arrow 8%

Data Entry
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1085 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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