Medical Case Managers in the United States pull down an average of $51K per year. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Medical Case Managers (86 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Job satisfaction for Medical Case Managers is high. Some workers in this field — close to one-fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part.

$34,467 - $79,710
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$14.40 - $36.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,467 - $79,710  
   
Bonus
$997 - $14,544  
Total Pay (?
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$31,679 - $79,424  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 177
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.40 - $36.62  
   
Overtime
$41.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$997 - $14,544  
   
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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$31,679 - $79,424  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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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Medical Case Managers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Nurse Case Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $63K per year.

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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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $40K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $48K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $64K in this role. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $69K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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What is it like working as a Medical Case Manager?

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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Experience Affects Medical Case Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 32%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Medical Case Manager Salaries

registered nurse
up arrow 40%

National Average
$49,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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