Entry-Level Case Manager Salary

Entry-Level Case Managers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $35K per year. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The vast majority (82 percent) of Entry-Level Case Managers who took the survey are female. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$26,891 - $57,372
(Median)
$27K
$35K
$57K
MEDIAN: $34,759
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$11.68 - $26.46
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$12
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$26
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$26,891 - $57,372  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,269  
Profit Sharing
$14.54 - $5,152  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$25,632 - $57,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,075
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.68 - $26.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$11.23 - $40.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,269  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$14.54 - $5,152  
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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$25,632 - $57,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,120
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Known for taking on a considerable number of Entry-Level Case Managers, Catholic Charities, The Salvation Army, Rescare, Inc, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Volunteers of America are leading firms in the industry. The biggest paychecks can be found at Aetna, Inc. — the median salary there is $67K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Centene Corporation, UnitedHealth Group, and Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), where earnings of $55K, $50K, or $37K are standard for Entry-Level Case Managers.

The Salvation Army lags the field greatly in terms of pay, offering a median salary less than half of the top paying employer's rate ($28K). Communities In Schools, Area Agency On Aging and Volunteers of America are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $28K, $29K, and $30K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,975

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

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Case Managers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 25 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Case Managers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+17 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), Boston (+8 percent), and New York (+8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 4 percent south of the national average, can be found in Orlando.

Case Manager Advice

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

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.

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Skills That Affect Case Manager Salaries

Utilization Review (UR)
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Home Health/Home Care
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Insurance
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Spanish Language
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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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Group Therapy
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Client Interaction
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Crisis intervention
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Data Entry
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 668 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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