Entry-Level Case Manager Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Case Managers is very modest at just $36K annually. Final cash compensation to Entry-Level Case Managers varies from around $26K to approximately $56K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $7K and $3K, respectively. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Entry-Level Case Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. About one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Female Entry-Level Case Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$27,654 - $56,472
$28K
$36K
$56K
MEDIAN: $35,510
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$11.98 - $25.62
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MEDIAN: $15.64
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$27,654 - $56,472  
   
Bonus
$275.84 - $6,984  
Profit Sharing
$2.21 - $3,425  
Commission
$4,913  
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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$26,318 - $55,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,357
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.98 - $25.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.25  
Overtime
$15.38 - $35.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$275.84 - $6,984  
   
Commission
$4,913  
Profit Sharing
$2.21 - $3,425  
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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$26,318 - $55,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,865

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Known for taking on a considerable number of Entry-Level Case Managers, Catholic Charities, Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Salvation Army, Molina Healthcare, Inc., and Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) are leading firms in the industry. Centene Corporation leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $59K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Aetna, Inc., Molina Healthcare, Inc., and UnitedHealth Group, top-paying firms where Entry-Level Case Managers rake in a comfortable $59K, $53K, or $49K, respectively.

Communities In Schools, Area Agency On Aging and The Salvation Army are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $28K, $29K, and $31K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,479

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

Surpassing the national average by 19 percent, Entry-Level Case Managers in Miami receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Case Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Tampa (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), Houston (+11 percent), and New York (+9 percent). Indianapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 5 percent.

Case Manager Advice

Q: 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.

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.

Key Stats for Case Manager

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 469 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Case Manager Salaries

Utilization Review (UR)
▲24%


Crisis intervention
▲8%

Microsoft Office
▲5%



Bilingual
▲2%

Group Therapy
▲1%

Case Management
▼0%

National Average
$34,000

▼1%




Data Entry
▼6%

Office Administration
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 469 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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