Case Manager Salary

Case Managers in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $39K per year on average. Bonuses, profit sharing, and commission all factor into final incomes for Case Managers. Ranging between $28K near the bottom and $68K near the top, total earnings can include up to $7K from bonuses and up to $4K from profit sharing, with a high-performing minority reaping commissions of $15K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but tenure and geography are influential factors as well. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Case Managers. Women account for the majority of Case Managers who took the survey — 82 percent to be exact. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$28,971 - $70,099
$29K
$39K
$70K
MEDIAN: $38,844
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$12.58 - $30.57
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MEDIAN: $16.66
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$0$70K
Salary $28,971 - $70,099
Bonus $248.32 - $7,047
Profit Sharing $484.79 - $3,575
Commission $625 - $25,000
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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$27,787 - $68,491
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,967
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $12.58 - $30.57
Hourly Tips $1.44
Overtime $17.13 - $45.69
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $248.32 - $7,047
Commission $625 - $25,000
Profit Sharing $484.79 - $3,575
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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$27,787 - $68,491
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,118

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.

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.

Case Manager Job Listings

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.

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: $37,048

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 Reviews

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

Case Manager in Boise City:
Pros: The clients are good people who need help.
Cons: Obtaining complete records is difficult.

Case Manager in Ventura:
"Over worked."
Pros: Experience and interaction with the clients. Being able to make a difference in somebody's life.
Cons: We are over worked. Case load too high and responibilies do not meet my pay grade. Supervisors do not care about efforts employees give. I drive my own vehicle for work duties.

Case Manager in Van Nuys:
"Very challenging job."
Pros: Serving the seniors in their needs and connecting with services.
Cons: Does not recognize the hard work of employeese.

Case Manager in Cathedral City:
"Good corporate culture."
Pros: I love the population I work with. I enjoy the office culture.
Cons: Sometimes I feel overwhelmed. I have little control over company fundraisers.

Case Manager in Seattle:
Pros: Co-workers, patients, interesting daily tasks.
Cons: Management, lack of support, pay, cost of benefits, turnover rate.

Case Manager in Saint Ignace:
"Optimistic Community Member."
Pros: I enjoy helping people overcome difficulties in their life. It is always interesting learning where the people have been and how we can help them move on and improve their current situation and watch them succeed in the community.
Cons: Stress Level, Burn out,

Case Manager in Lexington:
"Case managers for IDD."
Pros: Interacting with consumers and helping them get the support they need.
Cons: The long hours, lack of benefits and minimal pay.

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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 1016 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

▲65%

▲14%

▲5%

National Average
$37,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Case Manager Salaries






▼0%

National Average
$37,000

Case Management
▼1%




▼4%

Microsoft Office
▼4%

Group Therapy
▼6%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▼6%

Community Outreach / Activism
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1016 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: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 21%