Medical Case Manager Salary

Median pay for Medical Case Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $58K per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more female Medical Case Managers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 90 percent. The majority of Medical Case Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$33,382 - $79,806
(Median)
$33K
$58K
$80K
MEDIAN: $58,298
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$13.01 - $39.85
(Median)
$13
$21
$40
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,382 - $79,806  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,609  
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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$31,161 - $82,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 278
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$13.01 - $39.85  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $55.15  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,609  
   
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).
)
$31,161 - $82,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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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

  • Recommend process and policies to improve quality of patient services and increase revenue.
  • Analyze information gathered by investigation; report findings and recommendations.
  • 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.

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Many Medical Case Managers advance their careers by becoming Nurse Case Managers, who report a slightly higher median income of $62K.

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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.


For many Medical Case Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $41K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $51K. Medical Case Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $66K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $70K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Medical Case Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

National Average
$55,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 17%
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