Case Manager Salary

Case Managers in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $37K per year on average. Pay ranges from $27K on the low end to $70K per year on the high end. Total cash earnings of Case Managers range from $27K on the low end to $70K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $3K and $5K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by experience level and location. Female Case Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Job satisfaction for Case Managers is high. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$27,795 - $68,853
(Median)
$28K
$37K
$69K
MEDIAN: $37,157
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$12.00 - $33.17
(Median)
$12
$16
$33
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$27,795 - $68,853  
   
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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$26,660 - $69,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,130
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $33.17  
   
Overtime
$1.44 - $46.06  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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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$26,660 - $69,673  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,529
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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 sometimes assume positions such as Directors of Case Management. That role pays $85K per year on average. Becoming a Social Services Case Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Case Managers move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. A median salary for a Social Services Case Manager is $31K. Another frequent advance is for Case Managers to assume a Nurse Case Manager role; in this role, workers often take home $62K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Case Manager


Known for taking on a considerable number of Case Managers, Catholic Charities, Humana, Inc., Aetna, Inc., The Salvation Army, and Centene Corporation are leading firms in the industry. Pay for Case Managers is best at UnitedHealth Group, which offers a median salary of $70K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $48K to $80K. Other big spenders include Humana, Inc., Kindred Healthcare, and Aetna, Inc., top-paying firms where Case Managers see paychecks nearing $64K, $62K, or $62K.

Less than half of the top paying employer's rate, The Salvation Army offers a median salary of just $30K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far. 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


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Entry, Bilingual, and Counseling. Those familiar with Case Management also tend to 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 and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $34K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $39K. For Case Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $46K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $61K.

Pay Difference by Location


Case Managers will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 17 percent. Case Managers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+13 percent), Atlanta (+10 percent), Dallas (+10 percent), and Miami (+6 percent). Phoenix is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 5 percent. Workers in Austin and Chicago earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 3 percent.

Case Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Case Manager?

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 969 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: 80% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 18%
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