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 $36K per year. Final cash compensation to Entry-Level Case Managers varies from around $26K to approximately $55K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $7K and $3K, respectively. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 80 percent of Entry-Level Case Managers are female. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,911 - $56,649
$28K
$36K
$57K
MEDIAN: $35,698
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50%
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$12.08 - $25.24
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$16
$25
MEDIAN: $15.80
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$0$56K
Salary $27,911 - $56,649
Bonus $225.00 - $6,921
Profit Sharing $2.14 - $3,452
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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$26,438 - $55,327
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,377
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $12.08 - $25.24
Hourly Tips $0.77
Overtime $15.97 - $34.35
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $225.00 - $6,921
Commission $4,913
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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$26,438 - $55,327
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,063

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Popular Employer Salaries for Case Manager


Catholic Charities, Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Salvation Army, Molina Healthcare, Inc., and Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Case Managers. Centene Corporation offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $59K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Aetna, Inc. at $59K, Molina Healthcare, Inc. at $53K, and UnitedHealth Group, where Entry-Level Case Managers annually earn $49K.

Communities In Schools, Area Agency On Aging, and The Salvation Army also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $28K, $29K, and $31K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,635

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

Miami is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Case Managers, 18 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Case Managers will also find cushy salaries in Tampa (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), Houston (+10 percent), and New York (+8 percent). In Indianapolis, salaries are 5 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

Case Manager Advice

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

Case Manager in Los Angeles:
"Organization is the key."
This job requires extreme organization and memory. Taking notes about all tasks to be completed is very helpful in order to stay on top of every thing. Every conversation, every accomplished task must be noted for yourself and the rest of the firm. Must be able to keep calm under pressure. This job is very stressful.

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 Atlanta:
"• Provide services to the largest homeless center in the sou."
Work to improve you and your client.

Case Manager in Reno:
"Long hours, worked every holiday."
Be prepared to advocate for the patient at all costs. Learn your resources, and network with healthcare entities.

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.

Key Stats for Case Manager

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 588 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Case Manager Salaries

Utilization Review (UR)
▲24%


Crisis intervention
▲7%

Microsoft Office
▲4%



Bilingual
▲1%

Group Therapy
▲1%

National Average
$35,000

Case Management
▼1%



▼2%


Data Entry
▼7%

Office Administration
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 588 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 22%
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