Entry-Level Nurse Case Manager Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Nurse Case Managers sits in the ballpark of $61K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Nurse Case Managers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $4K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $49K and $81K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. For the most part, Entry-Level Nurse Case Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,943 - $79,126
(Median)
$49K
$61K
$79K
MEDIAN: $61,478
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$22.45 - $39.39
(Median)
$22
$30
$39
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$48,943 - $79,126  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,085  
Profit Sharing
$199.33 - $4,363  
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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$48,701 - $81,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 984
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$22.45 - $39.39  
   
Overtime
$2.30 - $58.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,085  
   
Profit Sharing
$199.33 - $4,363  
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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$48,701 - $81,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 534
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UnitedHealth Group, Aetna, Inc., Humana, Inc., Molina Healthcare, Inc., and Anthem are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Entry-Level Nurse Case Managers. Aetna, Inc. offers the best pay with a median salary of $70K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $60K and maxing out at just $85K.

The pay scale is far from balanced at Humana, Inc.. While salaries on one end can reach $74K, the company's median pay sits at $62K, the lowest in the field.

Nurse Case Manager Advice

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

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

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 8%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 7%

Utilization Review (UR)
up arrow 5%

Case Management
up arrow 1%

Nursery
up arrow 1%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
0%

National Average
$62,000

Acute Care
up arrow 1%

Geriatrics
up arrow 1%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 1%

Pediatrics
up arrow 2%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 3%

Hospice
up arrow 3%

Obstetrics
up arrow 6%

Psychiatric
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 174 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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