For Entry-Level Nurse Case Managers, annual average wages total $65K per year. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Entry-Level Nurse Case Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,717 - $82,160
$52K
$65K
$82K
MEDIAN: $64,854
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$23.27 - $39.84
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MEDIAN: $29.82
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$51,717 - $82,160  
   
Bonus
$505 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$1,800  
Total Pay (?
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$50,695 - $82,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 791
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$23.27 - $39.84  
   
Overtime
$28.58 - $66.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$505 - $10,304  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,800  
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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$50,695 - $82,845  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 488

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Entry-Level Nurse Case Managers flock to Aetna, Inc., UnitedHealth Group, Anthem, Humana, Inc., and Molina Healthcare, Inc., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Although UnitedHealth Group leads the field in pay with a median salary of $70K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $50K on the low end all the way up to $89K at the top.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,208

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

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Nurse Case Managers, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 26 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Nurse Case Managers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+17 percent), Phoenix (+14 percent), Houston (+14 percent), and Boston (+14 percent). Minneapolis is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Milwaukee (9 percent lower) and Columbus (7 percent lower).

Nurse Case Manager Advice

Q: 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.

Key Stats for Nurse Case Manager

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 127 votes.
071
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Nurse Case Manager Salaries

Dialysis
up arrow 13%

Utilization Review (UR)
up arrow 2%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 2%


Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%

Oncology
up arrow 1%

Acute Care
0%

Geriatrics
0%

Hospice
0%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
0%

National Average
$64,000

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 2%

Pediatrics
up arrow 2%


Psychiatric
up arrow 8%

Obstetrics
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 127 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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