Nurse Case Manager Salary

Women comprise the majority of Nurse Case Managers in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $70K annually on average. Overall cash earnings for Nurse Case Managers stretch from $53K on the lower end to $90K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $9K from bonuses and $12K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Nurse Case Managers. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$54,974 - $87,194
$55K
$70K
$87K
MEDIAN: $69,599
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$24.50 - $44.83
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MEDIAN: $32.16
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$0$89K
Salary $54,974 - $87,194
Bonus $505 - $9,328
Profit Sharing $103.04 - $12,045
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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$53,050 - $89,980
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,138
Hourly Data $0$68
Hourly Rate $24.50 - $44.83
Overtime $30.20 - $68.37
Annual Data $0$89K
Bonus $505 - $9,328
Profit Sharing $103.04 - $12,045
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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$53,050 - $89,980
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,306

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Job Description for Nurse Case Manager

The job is mostly administrative and involves overseeing the healthcare needs of individuals. A nurse case manager may work at a hospital, at a nursing home, or in an industrial environment.

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Nurse Case Manager Tasks

  • Assess patient needs and develop a care plan.
  • Conduct admissions and discharge planning for hospital, hospice or home care patients.
  • Provide utilization management for assigned patient case load.

Common Career Paths for Nurse Case Manager


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Nurse Case Managers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Director of Case Management. The average Director of Case Management brings home $88K per year. Many Nurse Case Managers go on to become Case Managers or Utilization Review Registered Nurses despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $33K lower and $6K lower, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Nurse Case Manager


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Nurse Case Managers include UnitedHealth Group, Aetna, Inc., Humana, Inc., Home Health and Hospice Care, and Anthem. Employees of Corvel Corporation can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $76K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $55K to $101K. Soaring salaries can also be found at UnitedHealth Group, OptumHealth, Inc., and DaVita Inc., where earnings of $73K, $73K, or $72K are standard for Nurse Case Managers.

Home Health and Hospice Care doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $53K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $67K and scope of pay is rather limited. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include V.A. Medical Center at $68K, and Cigna Corporation where $69K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Nurse Case Managers there earn up to $103K.

Popular Skills for Nurse Case Manager


Nurse Case Managers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Dialysis, Utilization Review, Emergency Room, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 4 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Psychiatric, Pediatrics, and Home Health/Home Care. The majority of those who know Utilization Review also know Acute Care. Most people experienced in Case Management also know Home Health/Home Care and Acute Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Case Manager

Pay by Experience for a Nurse Case Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Nurse Case Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 1,267 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nurse 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 $69,000 based on 871 salaries. An experienced Nurse Case Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 965 salaries. A Nurse 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 $75,000 based on 741 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,389

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Top-shelf salaries can be found in the three largest American cities: New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago all offer compensation that exceeds the national average in this field. The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Columbus. Employers in Charlotte and Indianapolis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Nurse Case Manager Reviews

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

Nurse Case Manager in Texarkana:
"Wonderful."
Pros: Providing comfort to patients and familes in need.
Cons: Na.

Nurse Case Manager in Des Moines:
"Rewarding independent nursing judgement."
Pros: Independence and advocacy.
Cons: On call responsibilities and prolonged hours.

Nurse Case Manager in North Carolina:
"Overall great position."
Pros: Love the culture and clients in the clinic. Good works are done daily. Feel that my role makes a positive difference for the company as well as the clients. Open communication with immediate supervisor provides for honest discussions and planning. Low stress level due to constant planning and adjusting the plan when needed.
Cons: Feel pay level is below average for level of responsibility. Improvements needed with communication/action from upper management.

Nurse Case Manager in San Antonio:
"Case Management."
Pros: Helping patients get what they need to stay healthy.
Cons:

Nurse Case Manager in Greensboro:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Ability to help patients navigate the healthcare system.
Cons: This is a new program requiring me to create several policies and procedures.

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Key Stats for Nurse Case Manager

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 392 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Nurse Case Manager Salaries

▲8%

▲4%

National Average
$69,000

▼1%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Nurse Case Manager Salaries


▲4%


▲1%

▲1%



Quality Improvement / QA
▼0%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▼0%

National Average
$69,000

Hospice
▼1%


▼3%


▼6%

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 392 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 16%
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