Case Manager, Social Services Salary

Those pursuing careers as Social Services Case Managers in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $37K annually. While geography and years of experience impact pay for this group, the particular firm is the most influential factor. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Social Services Case Managers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 87 percent. Job satisfaction for Social Services Case Managers is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,982 - $52,868
$29K
$38K
$53K
MEDIAN: $37,932
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50%
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$12.99 - $23.67
$13
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.75
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$0$52K
Salary $28,982 - $52,868
Bonus $87.50 - $2,640
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$28,211 - $51,856
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 941
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $12.99 - $23.67
Overtime $16.49 - $40.30
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $87.50 - $2,640
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$28,211 - $51,856
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 541

Job Description for Case Manager, Social Services

Social services case managers are in charge of managing case loads. In this task, they listen to clients' issues and work to met their needs. They engage participants in ways that benefit their employer's social service programs; for this reason, they have outstanding interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with clients and other professionals. Another requirement for this position is the ability to listen closely and empathetically to client concerns. Social service case managers may manage of a group of health professionals; in a managerial role, they must be able to motivate their team to reach organizational goals and most effectively help clients.

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Case Manager, Social Services Tasks

  • Provide patient oriented case management and discharge planning in many different medical settings.
  • Implement treatment and transition procedures to a post medical environment.
  • Review medical records auditing for admission, improper utilization, resource management or quality inefficiencies.

Common Career Paths for Case Manager, Social Services


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Social Services Case Managers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Registered Nurse. The latter position pays an average of $56K annually. It is not unusual for a Social Services Case Manager to become a Case Manager or a Social Worker.

Case Manager, Social Services Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Case Manager, Social Services


The Salvation Army, Department of Human Services, Department of Social Services, Catholic Charities, and Department of Child Services are among the top companies that take on many Social Services Case Managers. The biggest paychecks can be found at Department of Human Services — the median salary there is $45K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $34K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $71K.

With a median salary of $28K, The Salvation Army provides Social Services Case Managers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $38K, limiting employee salary growth.

Popular Skills for Case Manager, Social Services


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Medicaid Case Management and Client Interaction are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 35 percent and 14 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service, Bilingual, and Data Entry. For most people, competency in Case Management indicates knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Case Manager, Social Services

Pay by Experience for a Case Manager, Social Services has a positive trend. An entry-level Case Manager, Social Services with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 779 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Case Manager, Social Services with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 378 salaries. An experienced Case Manager, Social Services which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 259 salaries. A Case Manager, Social Services with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 97 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,701

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

With a pay rate for Social Services Case Managers that is 18 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Social Services Case Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+13 percent), New York (+12 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and San Antonio (+10 percent). Phoenix is the lowest-paying area, 9 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Indianapolis (5 percent less) and Philadelphia (4 percent less).

Case Manager, Social Services Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Case Manager, Social Services?

Case Manager, Social Services in Urbana:
"Case manager."
Pros: Its difficult vut rewarding. A great deal of responsibilty and much of the time work comes home with you.
Cons: Bringing stress home.

Case Manager, Social Services in New York:
"Work for the people."
Pros: The people that benefit from the services.
Cons: Lack of growth in company.

Case Manager, Social Services in Metairie:
"Gratitude."
Pros: I love being Being able to help others.
Cons: The drive to walk and from work.

Case Manager, Social Services in Fort Walton Beach:
"Supporting families in need."
Pros: Helping families.
Cons: Nothing.

Case Manager, Social Services in Trenton:
"Some flexibility; laid back environment."
Pros: Everyone there works as a team to help attain our goals.
Cons: Stressful situations because it involves working with victims of domestic violence, some of whom are as young as age 3.

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Key Stats for Case Manager, Social Services

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 193 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Case Manager, Social Services Salaries

▲18%

▲10%

▲3%

National Average
$37,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Case Manager, Social Services Salaries

Medicaid Case Management
▲34%

Client Interaction
▲13%



▲1%




Child Placement
▼0%

National Average
$37,000

Data Entry
▼4%

Bilingual
▼10%

Customer Service
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 193 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 15%