Entry-Level Case Manager Salary

Entry-Level Case Managers can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $35K per year. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Entry-Level Case Managers (82 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Case Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$26,702 - $56,396

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$11.61 - $26.54

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,702 - $56,396  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,050  
Profit Sharing
$352.35 - $14,899  
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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$25,510 - $56,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,548
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.61 - $26.54  
   
Overtime
$5.29 - $40.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,050  
   
Profit Sharing
$352.35 - $14,899  
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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$25,510 - $56,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,716
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level Case Manager


Entry-Level Case Managers flock to Catholic Charities, The Salvation Army, Volunteers of America, Rescare, Inc, and Big Brothers Big Sisters, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Entry-Level Case Managers flock to Aetna, Inc. for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $67K lead the pack in compensation. Centene Corporation, Rescare, Inc, and Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Entry-Level Case Managers earning around $55K, $34K, or $34K at each firm, respectively.

Other low-paying employers include The Salvation Army at $28K and Big Brothers Big Sisters at $29K, though some Entry-Level Case Managers there earn up to $39K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Case Managers, 24 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Case Managers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+18 percent), Houston (+9 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and Boston (+8 percent). Chicago ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 3 percent below the national average.

Case Manager Advice

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

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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Case Manager Salaries

Utilization Review (UR)
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Home Health/Home Care
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Patient Education
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Insurance
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Spanish Language
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Group Therapy
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National Average
$34,000

Case Management
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Customer Service
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Counseling
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Client Interaction
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Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 595 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 19%
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