Entry-Level Case Manager Salary (United States)

A relatively young group of workers, more than three-quarters of Entry-Level Case Managers report fewer than five years on the job; the group as a whole earns roughly $32,957 annually on average. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Benefits are plentiful in this line of work; most people have both medical and dental plans, and about half have vision insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Entry-Level Case Manager Salary (?
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$26,094 - $55,072
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MEDIAN: $33,957
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Entry-Level Case Manager Salary (?
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$11.02 - $26.10
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,094 - $55,072  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,007  
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $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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$24,941 - $55,679  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,686
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.02 - $26.10  
   
Overtime
$1.89 - $40.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,007  
   
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $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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$24,941 - $55,679  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,155
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Case Manager

The most lucrative gig in town can be found at Centene Corporation, where the average salary is $43,570.
Pay for Entry-Level Case Managers is the lowest at Catholic Charities, which has a median salary of $31,023. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $40K. Rescare, Inc and Centene Corporation also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with typical earnings hovering around $31,928 and $43,570.

Pay Difference By Location

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$33,000
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Surpassing the national average by 25 percent, Entry-Level Case Managers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Other big spenders include Los Angeles, Houston, Boston, and New York, top-paying cities where Entry-Level Case Managers see paychecks higher than average (+12 percent, +10 percent, +10 percent, and +8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 4 percent south of the national average, can be found in Chicago. Employers also pay below the national average in Indianapolis (-2 percent) and Atlanta (-2 percent).

Case Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Case Manager in San Carlos:
"Case Management Is All Different."
You have to know the community and the people who live in the community. Most of the time you listen, write down and refer or connect your clients to resources. Case managers are the forefront of the services or agencies they work for so it is necessary to be knowledgeable in all aspects of social well being. People at times think we are the Therapist. Working with mental health it is necessary to have crisis intervention skills. You have to feel comfortable knowing that the clients who come and seek help are in mental distress or are caught up in the court system. You have to know that the very first visit with a client makes a huge impact on the probability if the client will return or not.
Case Manager in Dallas:
"Great People Skills Is A Must; Administrative Details Also."
Be prepared to work long hours. Develop your people skills. Don't be judgmental; have empathy. Always look for good training opportunities to enhance your skills. Learn Spanish. Administrative details are critical in this field. One detail missed could be costly, in human terms to the client and financially to the employer. Network frequently to learn about new services for your clients.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Case Manager Salaries

Utilization Review (UR)
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Patient Education
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Case Management
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Customer Service
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National Average
$33,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 564 votes.

Gender

Female
81%
female alumni
 
Male
19%
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 20%
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