Nurse Case Manager Salary

Most Nurse Case Managers in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $66K per year. The bottom of the pay range sits near $50K, and the top verges on $85K per year. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $4K, overall incomes of Nurse Case Managers spread between $50K and $85K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and experience level. The majority of Nurse Case Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,824 - $82,848

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$23.11 - $41.48

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$50,824 - $82,848  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,078  
Profit Sharing
$99.10 - $4,122  
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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$50,445 - $85,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,418
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$23.11 - $41.48  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $61.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,078  
   
Profit Sharing
$99.10 - $4,122  
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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$50,445 - $85,265  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,205
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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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Nurse Case Manager


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Nurse Case Managers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Director of Case Management. The latter position pays an average of $85K annually. The most common career progression for Nurse Case Managers leads to becoming an Utilization Review Registered Nurse, where pay is typically $62K. However, many Nurse Case Managers also opt to become Clinical Nurse Managers, a position that pays $72K on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Nurse Case Manager


Aetna, Inc., UnitedHealth Group, Humana, Inc., United Healthcare Group, and WellPoint, Inc. are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Nurse Case Managers. Genex Services Incorporated pays the most with a median salary of $75K, though with a large amount of variation, going from a low of $49K to a high of $94K. Nurse Case Managers will also find cushy salaries at Molina Healthcare, Inc. (+$72K), OptumHealth, Inc. (+$72K), and UnitedHealth Group (+$71K).

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. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Humana, Inc. ($66K), V.A. Medical Center ($68K), and Cigna Corporation ($68K).

Popular Skills for Nurse Case Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Dialysis, Utilization Review, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Emergency Room (ER) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Home Health/Home Care, Psychiatric, and Hospice. For most people, competency in Acute Care indicates knowledge of Utilization Review (UR) and Home Health/Home Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Case Manager

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


For many Nurse Case Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $61K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $65K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $70K. Nurse Case Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 24 percent, Nurse Case Managers in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Nurse Case Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), Phoenix (+13 percent), and Denver (+8 percent). In Milwaukee, salaries are 8 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Indianapolis and Columbus also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Nurse Case Manager Reviews

What is it like working as a Nurse Case Manager?

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.

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Experience Affects Nurse Case Manager Salaries



National Average
$66,000



Skills That Affect Nurse Case Manager Salaries

Dialysis
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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 3%

Emergency Room (ER)
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Case Management
up arrow 1%

Acute Care
up arrow 1%

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 1%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 1%

Medicine / Surgery
0%

Obstetrics
0%

National Average
$66,000

Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 552 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 16%
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