Experienced Disability Case Managers pick up larger-than-average paychecks, bringing in $60K, much more than the $48K annually national average for others in this area of work. The average inexperienced worker earns $42K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $46K. Disability Case Managers see a median salary of $60K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Disability Case Managers who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $57K. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,100 - $70,198
(Median)
$33K
$48K
$70K
MEDIAN: $48,231
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$13.74 - $32.69
(Median)
$14
$18
$33
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,100 - $70,198  
   
Bonus
$397.32 - $5,106  
Total Pay (?
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$31,737 - $69,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 133
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.74 - $32.69  
   
Overtime
$30.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$397.32 - $5,106  
   
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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$31,737 - $69,879  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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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.

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Disability Case Manager Tasks

  • Review all applicable contractual, medical, and work-related documentation to determine claims eligibility.
  • Process disability requests, conducting employee interviews and research as needed.
  • 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.

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Experience Affects Disability Case Manager Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Disability Case Manager Salaries

Case Management
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

National Average
$46,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 3%

Claim Handling
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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