Entry-Level Nurse Case Manager Salary

The average Entry-Level Nurse Case Manager can expect to rake in roughly $61K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Nurse Case Managers approaches anywhere from $49K on the lower end to $81K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $4K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Entry-Level Nurse Case Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers 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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Popular Employer Salaries for Nurse Case Manager


Known for taking on a considerable number of Entry-Level Nurse Case Managers, UnitedHealth Group, Aetna, Inc., Humana, Inc., Molina Healthcare, Inc., and Anthem are leading firms in the industry. Although salaries only range from $60K to just $85K, Aetna, Inc. still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $70K.

Offering a median of only $62K, Humana, Inc. pays the least. Moreover, the compensation range seems pretty narrow; employees make $41K on the lower end and $74K on the higher end.

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

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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