Case Manager Salary

Those pursuing careers as Case Managers in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $37K per year. Pay generally varies between $27K and $70K per year. Cash earnings for Case Managers — including $3K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $27K to $70K depending on individual performance. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though career duration and location have a (lesser) impact as well. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Case Managers (84 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Most Case Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$27,808 - $68,874

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$12.02 - $33.05

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$27,808 - $68,874  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,044  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $5,068  
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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$26,692 - $69,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,183
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.02 - $33.05  
   
Overtime
$1.48 - $46.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,044  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $5,068  
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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$26,692 - $69,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,573
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Job Description for Case Manager

The Medical Case Manager usually answers to either the director of nursing or clinical care for the facility, or the CFO. Duties include but are not limited to interviewing or corresponding with physicians to correct errors or omissions and to investigate questionable claims; analyzing information gathered by investigation; reporting findings and recommendations; recommending process and policies to improve quality of patient services and increase revenue; and compiling, auditing and analyzing patient records to document conditions and treatments and to provide data for cost control and care improvement efforts.

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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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Case Managers may progress into high-paying roles like Director of Case Management, where median compensation is $85K annually. The most common career progression for Case Managers leads to becoming a Social Services Case Manager, where pay is typically $31K. However, many Case Managers also opt to become Nurse Case Managers, a position that pays $62K on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Case Manager


Case Managers flock to Catholic Charities, Humana, Inc., Aetna, Inc., The Salvation Army, and Centene Corporation, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Salary cannot be beat at UnitedHealth Group, where median pay comes to $70K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $48K, and the higher end is not far away at $80K. Case Managers will also find cushy salaries at Humana, Inc. (+$64K), Kindred Healthcare (+$62K), and Aetna, Inc. (+$62K).

Earnings fall especially short at The Salvation Army, where the median salary of $29K is the lowest in the field, less than half of the top paying employer's rate. Other low-paying employers include Volunteers of America at $31K and Big Brothers Big Sisters at $31K, though some Case Managers there earn up to $39K.

Popular Skills for Case Manager


Case Managers seem to wield many 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, 64 percent, and 24 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Data Entry, Bilingual, and Counseling. Most people skilled in Case Management are similarly competent in 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. Case Managers in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $34K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $39K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $46K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $62K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Case Managers, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Case Managers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+10 percent), Dallas (+9 percent), Miami (+6 percent), and Boston (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Phoenix, which sits 5 percent below the national average. Employers in Columbus and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (3 percent less).

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What is it like working as a Case Manager?

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.

Case Manager in Opelika:
"The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Being A Case Manager."
Pros: I really like the on-the-job training, practice and experience. The enjoyment of meeting new families and assisting the families according to the need. The families' extending the appreciation for the assistance offered has been encouragement to continue in this field.
Cons: The disadvantages regarding this job is the lack of participation and effort shown by the individuals that are being offered services. Witnessing co-workers lack of desire to serve individuals due to bias views. Lastly, but very important is the low pay scale for individuals working for the agency.

Case Manager in Rockville:
"Case Manager Position."
Pros: Making a difference in the lives of homeless and formerly homeless individuals.
Cons: Care giver burnout.

Case Manager in Bronxville:
Pros: I love seeing individuals I work with achieve the goals and standards they set for themselves. Also the level of respect and trust that is shared from both sides of the spectrum.
Cons: I would say the bad is when you have to do what is best for the individual your working with even if it hurts them emotionally you know in the end they will be better because of it.

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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 9%

National Average
$36,000

Case Management
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Spanish Language
up arrow 3%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 4%


Crisis intervention
up arrow 5%


Problem Solving
up arrow 6%

Bilingual
up arrow 8%

Data Entry
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 964 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: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 18%
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