Entry-Level Case Managers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $35K annually. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Case Managers stretch from $26K on the lower end to $56K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $5K from bonuses and $3K from profit sharing. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Entry-Level Case Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Case Managers who took the survey — 81 percent to be exact. Close to one-fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,362 - $56,583
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$27K
$35K
$57K
MEDIAN: $35,323
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$11.95 - $25.61
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$12
$16
$26
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,362 - $56,583  
   
Bonus
$298.39 - $5,098  
Profit Sharing
$2.14 - $3,452  
Commission
$5,958  
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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$26,102 - $55,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,494
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.95 - $25.61  
   
Overtime
$15.19 - $35.51  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$298.39 - $5,098  
   
Commission
$5,958  
Profit Sharing
$2.14 - $3,452  
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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$26,102 - $55,543  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,889
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Entry-Level Case Managers flock to Catholic Charities, The Salvation Army, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Molina Healthcare, Inc., and Rescare, Inc, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Aetna, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $67K. Other big spenders include Centene Corporation, Molina Healthcare, Inc., and UnitedHealth Group, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Case Managers see paychecks nearing $59K, $53K, or $49K.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Communities In Schools at $28K, and The Salvation Army where $29K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Entry-Level Case Managers there earn up to $34K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,392

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

Entry-Level Case Managers will find that Miami offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 18 percent. Entry-Level Case Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+10 percent), Atlanta (+10 percent), Houston (+10 percent), and New York (+8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 1 percent south of the national average, can be found in Columbus.

Case Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Case Manager in Providence:
"People are dollar signs."
Don't ever stop caring for people, they are dollar signs, and when dealing with those who have mental health issues, work to help them to be as healthy as possible, and to get the level of care they need. Don't keep them healthy enough to keep them sick.

Case Manager in Southgate:
"Everyone makes mistakes."
Listen to suggestions, take notes, ask questions and collect people's phone numbers and e-mails.

Case Manager in Columbus:
"Friendly Advice."
Be prepared to be flexible, and have an open mind when being confronted by people whose experiences and culture are different then yours. Trust me it's easier said than done. Don't think you know everything, and be willing to learn from your clients, show compassion, and respect. Expect to put a lot of wear and tear on your car; you'll be driving a lot. Most importantly, do a lot of self care. Explore things that peak your interests and try to find something that make you smile every day.

Case Manager in New York:
"Foundation."
Take it personal and learn the who, what, why, how, when and where of your job, this will advance your purpose and build on your foundation.

Case Manager in Houston:
"Know Your Organization!"
Know the products and processes; not just to 'get by' on the job, but to excel in your position. Ask questions from other product and process groups -the best way for 'shy' (like me) people to get around has been by asking questions (and understanding the answers) from other groups. You will be remembered as a "go to" person. Be very careful about finding your 'role' in a new team; some people designate the role to you and become surprised by how you began to shine faster than expected.

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Skills That Affect Case Manager Salaries

Utilization Review (UR)
up arrow 24%

Crisis intervention
up arrow 10%


Bilingual
up arrow 4%

Patient Education
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Spanish Language
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Case Management
0%

Group Therapy
0%

National Average
$34,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
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Customer Service
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Counseling
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Client Interaction
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Office Administration
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Data Entry
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Documentation
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 481 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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