$39,175
Avg. Salary
$16.96
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,500

Bonus

$1,400

Profit Sharing

$4,069

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Case Manager is $16.96 per hour.

The average pay for a Case Manager is $39,175 per year.

$12.74
10%
$16.96
50%
$31.28
90%
MEDIAN $16.96
$29k
10%
$39k
50%
$71k
90%
MEDIAN $39,175
$29,100 - $70,572
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MEDIAN: $39,175
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$12.74 - $31.28
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$0$70K
Salary $29,100 - $70,572
Bonus $204 - $6,744
Profit Sharing $343 - $6,128
Commission $760 - $19,727
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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$28,002 - $69,448
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 7,148
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $12.74 - $31.28
Hourly Tips $1.44
Overtime $16.79 - $46.27
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $204 - $6,744
Commission $760 - $19,727
Profit Sharing $343 - $6,128
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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$28,002 - $69,448
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,573

Job Description for Case Manager

Case managers can help recovering addicts, the elderly, ex-convicts, people with severe illnesses, or the impoverished. Case managers give people advice and guidance in areas that will help improve an individual’s life. A case manager will normally work very closely with health providers, such as general care practitioners, psychiatrists, and psychologists.

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Case Manager Tasks

  • Interview or correspond with physicians to correct errors or omissions and to investigate questionable claims.
  • Compile, audit and analyze patient records to document condition and treatment and to provide data for cost control and care improvement efforts.
  • Recommend process and policies to improve quality of patient services and increase revenue.
  • Analyze information gathered by investigation; report findings and recommendations.

Popular Employer Salaries for Case Manager


Many Case Managers can be found at Catholic Charities, The Salvation Army, Humana, Inc., UnitedHealth Group, and Aetna, Inc., firms that are at the top of the field. Case Managers seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at UnitedHealth Group, where the median salary comes to $72K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($47K) and those starting out ($95K) creates a rather diverse pay scale. Soaring salaries can also be found at Humana, Inc., Kindred Healthcare, and Cigna Corporation, where earnings of $64K, $63K, or $62K are standard for Case Managers.

Less than half of the top paying employer's rate, Goodwill Industries offers a median salary of just $31K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far. The Salvation Army, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Volunteers of America are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $32K, $32K, and $34K.

Common Career Paths for Case Manager


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For Case Managers, progressing to a Director of Case Management role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Director of Case Management can earn $88K annually. Case Managers most often move into positions as Social Workers or Nurse Case Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $3K higher and $27K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Case Manager


Survey takers working as Case Managers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Utilization Review, Home Health/Home Care, and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 47 percent, 13 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Community Outreach / Activism, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, and Group Therapy. Those educated in Case Management tend to be well versed in Oral / Verbal Communication and Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Case Manager

Pay by Experience for a Case Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Case Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 4,222 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Case Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 1,678 salaries. An experienced Case Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 1,302 salaries. A Case Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 502 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,578

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

Tampa offers some of the highest pay in the country for Case Managers, 21 percent above the national average. Case Managers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+16 percent), Houston (+11 percent), Minneapolis (+10 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Falling short of the national average by 5 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Columbus. Workers in Chicago and Indianapolis earn less than others in this profession; their salaries fall short of the national average by 1 percent.

Case Manager Advice

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

Case Manager in Dodge City:
"Chance for advancement."
Get a masters degree.

Case Manager in Houston:
"Know Your Organization!"
Know the products and processes; not just to 'get by' on the job, but to excel in your position. Ask questions from other product and process groups -the best way for 'shy' (like me) people to get around has been by asking questions (and understanding the answers) from other groups. You will be remembered as a "go to" person. Be very careful about finding your 'role' in a new team; some people designate the role to you and become surprised by how you began to shine faster than expected.

Case Manager in Opelika:
"The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Being A Case Manager."
Pros: I really like the on-the-job training, practice and experience. The enjoyment of meeting new families and assisting the families according to the need. The families' extending the appreciation for the assistance offered has been encouragement to continue in this field.
Cons: The disadvantages regarding this job is the lack of participation and effort shown by the individuals that are being offered services. Witnessing co-workers lack of desire to serve individuals due to bias views. Lastly, but very important is the low pay scale for individuals working for the agency.

Case Manager in Rockville:
"Case Manager Position."
Pros: Making a difference in the lives of homeless and formerly homeless individuals.
Cons: Care giver burnout.

Case Manager in San Carlos:
"Case Management Is All Different."
You have to know the community and the people who live in the community. Most of the time you listen, write down and refer or connect your clients to resources. Case managers are the forefront of the services or agencies they work for so it is necessary to be knowledgeable in all aspects of social well being. People at times think we are the Therapist. Working with mental health it is necessary to have crisis intervention skills. You have to feel comfortable knowing that the clients who come and seek help are in mental distress or are caught up in the court system. You have to know that the very first visit with a client makes a huge impact on the probability if the client will return or not.

Case Manager in Bronxville:
Pros: I love seeing individuals I work with achieve the goals and standards they set for themselves. Also the level of respect and trust that is shared from both sides of the spectrum.
Cons: I would say the bad is when you have to do what is best for the individual your working with even if it hurts them emotionally you know in the end they will be better because of it.

Case Manager in Dallas:
"Great People Skills Is A Must; Administrative Details Also."
Be prepared to work long hours. Develop your people skills. Don't be judgmental; have empathy. Always look for good training opportunities to enhance your skills. Learn Spanish. Administrative details are critical in this field. One detail missed could be costly, in human terms to the client and financially to the employer. Network frequently to learn about new services for your clients.

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Key Stats for Case Manager

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1753 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Case Manager Salaries

▲63%

▲12%

▲4%

National Average
$38,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Case Manager Salaries





National Average
$38,000


▼2%

Case Management
▼3%



▼5%

Microsoft Office
▼5%


Group Therapy
▼7%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▼7%

Community Outreach / Activism
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1753 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 19%