Medical Case Manager Salary

Medical Case Managers in the United States take home an average $50K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While some workers in this profession — close to a fifth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. The vast majority of Medical Case Managers (87 percent) who responded to the survey are women. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,089 - $78,760
$34K
$50K
$79K
MEDIAN: $50,161
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$14.40 - $35.73
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$36
MEDIAN: $19.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,089 - $78,760  
   
Bonus
$204.26 - $14,681  
Total Pay (?
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$31,430 - $77,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.40 - $35.73  
   
Overtime
$36.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$204.26 - $14,681  
   
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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$31,430 - $77,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 79

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Job Description for Medical Case Manager

Medical case mangers serve as liaisons between medical doctors and their staff, as well as patients who have long-term health problems. They are primarily responsible for monitoring patients' treatment and insurance coverage plans to ensure that their needs are entirely met.

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Medical Case Manager Tasks

  • Interview or correspond with physicians to correct errors or omissions and to investigate questionable claims.
  • Compile, audit and analyze patient records to document condition and treatment and to provide data for cost control and care improvement efforts.
  • Recommend process and policies to improve quality of patient services and increase revenue.
  • Analyze information gathered by investigation; report findings and recommendations.

Common Career Paths for Medical Case Manager


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There are some Medical Case Managers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Nurse Case Managers, where earnings are an average $64K annually.

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Pay by Experience Level for Medical Case Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Medical Case Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $39K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $46K. Medical Case Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $63K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $68K.

Medical Case Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Medical Case Manager?

Medical Case Manager in Gloucester:
"Taking on all the problems people love to avoid!"
Pros: As a Medical Case Manager you have the opportunity to know your clients better than anyone else on the care team. You get to educate them and assist them with obtaining the resources and benefits that get or keep them healthy. It is truly rewarding when you are good enough at your job that they don't need you any more.
Cons: Clients come to you with all of their problems and sometimes there are just no resources to help. Homelessness is a tough issue to face as there is not always a resource to tap into and it is hard to get a job with no home.

Medical Case Manager in Knoxville:
"Work from home, help injured workers get the care they need."
Pros: Home office; medical research, helping people navigate a complex system.
Cons: We are in the middle of a person who has personal care needs and an insurance company who is trying to save money at all costs.

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Key Stats for Medical Case Manager

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Medical Case Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲41%

Experienced
▲31%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼18%

Skills That Affect Medical Case Manager Salaries

registered nurse
▲42%

National Average
$48,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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