Disability Case Manager Salary
The national average salary for Disability Case Managers is $48K annually; by contrast, late-career professionals enjoy a significantly higher average pay rate, around $61K. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $42K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $47K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $59K. Disability Case Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $61K. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$35,361 - $70,865|
|Bonus||$484.79 - $4,122|
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|$32,343 - $68,865|
|Hourly Rate||$13.58 - $25.67|
|Bonus||$484.79 - $4,122|
|Total Pay (||$32,343 - $68,865|
Job Description for Disability Case Manager
A disability case manager is primarily responsible for assisting and supporting patients with disabilities, as well as choosing health care services. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in a field such as Nursing, Human Services or Social Work from an accredited institution, while many positions require a Master’s degree in these fields. In addition to education, this position often requires at least one year of experience in direct care for mentally- or developmentally-disabled patients, as well as training within social work, counseling, occupational therapy and other specialties within the field.Read More...
Those in this position can work within an office and keep traditional daytime “office hours;” however, it is also common for disability case managers to work in patients’ homes, and for extended hours or in varying shifts. It is the disability case manager’s responsibility to assist and support a number of patients in choosing the most suitable services. He/she must also be aware of the complexities of the disability/disabilities at hand while managing a growing and ever-changing caseload.
Disability case managers work within an interdisciplinary team in order to review each case/patient, and are responsible for maintaining awareness of eligibility, progress and potential changes within the case. They must check in regularly with each client and may provide counseling or visit appropriate agencies.
This position requires: a high work ethic, strong communication skills with patients and other healthcare providers, excellent organizational and time management skills, and general compassion for persons with disabilities. Disability case managers are also responsible for maintaining valid drivers' licenses, reliable transportation, and proof of automotive insurance.
Disability Case Manager Tasks
- Oversee employee transitions through the disability process, from filing a claim to returning to work.
- Examine contributing factors to determine when and how an employee will return to work.
- Review all applicable contractual, medical, and work-related documentation to determine claims eligibility.
- Process disability requests, conducting employee interviews and research as needed.
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Pay by Experience Level for Disability Case Manager
Pay by Experience for a Disability Case Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Disability Case Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 77 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Disability Case Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Disability Case Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 40 salaries. A Disability Case Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 15 salaries.
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