An average Entry-Level Nurse Case Manager can expect to take home roughly $65K per year. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,304 - $82,684
(Median)
$51K
$65K
$83K
MEDIAN: $64,675
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$23.16 - $40.01
(Median)
$23
$30
$40
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$51,304 - $82,684  
   
Bonus
$503 - $11,920  
Profit Sharing
$400.00  
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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$50,481 - $83,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 788
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$23.16 - $40.01  
   
Overtime
$29.05 - $67.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$503 - $11,920  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00  
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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$50,481 - $83,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 478
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Leading companies who hire large numbers of Entry-Level Nurse Case Managers include Aetna, Inc., UnitedHealth Group, Humana, Inc., Molina Healthcare, Inc., and Anthem. Entry-Level Nurse Case Managers in search of the best pay head to Aetna, Inc., where the median salary rolls in at $70K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $85K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $60K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,026

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

For Entry-Level Nurse Case Managers, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Nurse Case Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+22 percent), Boston (+17 percent), Phoenix (+15 percent), and Houston (+13 percent). The lowest-paying market is Milwaukee, which sits 9 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Minneapolis and Columbus (8 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Nurse Case Manager Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Nurse Case Manager in New York City:
Hold on hard to your integrity. Do not sell out - no matter what you see going on around you ... Even with other Nurses and administration. Proper utilization of hospital resources is important but patients and advocating for them must be a very high priority.

Nurse Case Manager in San Diego:
"None."
Share your knowledge about the daily responsibilities, career path, stress levels, perks and valuable skills associated with this job.

Nurse Case Manager in Charlotte:
"Benefits package cost."
Work smarter not harder don't give until it hurts. Collaborate with ancillary staff and MD for assistance. You are not an island so surround yourself with knowledgeable medical people it will prove beneficial for you as well as the member.

Nurse Case Manager in Columbus:
"Managed care."
Learn every aspect of care management and available community resources. Seek certification in your desired field.

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Skills That Affect Nurse Case Manager Salaries

Dialysis
up arrow 11%

Utilization Review (UR)
up arrow 3%

Case Management
up arrow 1%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 1%

Acute Care
0%

Medicine / Surgery
0%

National Average
$64,000

Geriatrics
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Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 1%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 2%

Oncology
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Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 3%

Hospice
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Pediatrics
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Obstetrics
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Psychiatric
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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