Entry-Level Case Manager Salary (United States)

With over four-fifths of Entry-Level Case Managers reporting fewer than five years of experience, the field is full of relatively green workers making an average of $32,957 annually. The company and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Case Managers. 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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MEDIAN: $15.00
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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

Centene Corporation attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area—the median in that office is $43,570.
Catholic Charities offers the least pay with a median salary of $31,023; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $40K. Other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Rescare, Inc ($31,928) and Centene Corporation ($43,570).

Pay Difference By Location

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$33,000
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Entry-Level Case Managers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 25 percent. Los Angeles, Houston, Boston, and New York also offer top salaries for Entry-Level Case Managers. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 12 percent, 10 percent, 10 percent, and 8 percent more, respectively. Chicago is the lowest-paying area, 4 percent south of the national average. 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 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.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Case Manager Salaries

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National Average
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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%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

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