Nurse Case Manager Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Nurse Case Manager is $64,631 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Nurse Case Manager Total Pay (?
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$50,152 - $81,583
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MEDIAN: $64,631
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Nurse Case Manager Total Pay (?
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$22.40 - $40.45
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$50,152 - $81,583  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,064  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $4,966  
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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$49,454 - $84,041  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,344
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$22.40 - $40.45  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $60.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,064  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $4,966  
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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$49,454 - $84,041  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,344
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Job Description for Nurse Case Manager

Nurse case managers are registered nurses with at least an associate's degree in nursing (some employers prefer a bachelor's or master's degree). In addition to education, nurse case managers must also be licensed in the state of practice. Generally, nurse case managers have at least two years of experience as a floor nurse providing direct patient care before they move into the role of case management. Nurse case managers are employed in a variety of settings, including nursing homes, hospitals, and prison facilities. They work with patients to determine placement when additional services are needed, such as rehabilitation, social services or mental health services. Nurse case managers assess each patient's needs individually and develop a care plan for that specific patient. Nurse case managers are knowledgeable about local resources, which they integrate into the care of the patient. Organization is essential because the case load at any given time may be quite large. They also conduct admission and discharge planning for patients, which may involve coordination of hospital, hospice, rehab and home-bound patients. Nurse case managers must be aware of different insurance plans and the services each covers. Case managers may work a variety of shifts as needed to meet patient care. They work directly with the staff nurses, physicians and other health care personnel to coordinate services for optimal cost savings and benefit to the patient.
Nurse Case Manager Tasks
  • Provide utilization management for assigned patient case load.
  • Conduct admissions and discharge planning for hospital, hospice or home care patients.
  • Assess patient needs and develop a care plan.

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

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$65,000
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Experience Affects Nurse Case Manager Salaries

National Average
$65,000

Skills That Affect Nurse Case Manager Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Case Management
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Acute Care
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Medicine / Surgery
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Quality Improvement / QA
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Emergency Room (ER)
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Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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National Average
$65,000
Pediatrics
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Geriatrics
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Home Health/Home Care
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Hospice
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Psychiatric
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Obstetrics
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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
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Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 17%
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