Mental Health Case Manager Salary

Mental Health Case Managers in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $36K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Work is enjoyable for Mental Health Case Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Female Mental Health Case Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$27,648 - $56,318
$28K
$37K
$56K
MEDIAN: $36,730
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$12.86 - $22.21
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MEDIAN: $16.28
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$0$56K
Salary $27,648 - $56,318
Bonus $347.65 - $5,011
Commission $4,000
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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$27,324 - $51,552
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 431
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $12.86 - $22.21
Hourly Tips $3.75
Overtime $14.00 - $37.61
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $347.65 - $5,011
Commission $4,000
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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$27,324 - $51,552
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 358

Job Description for Mental Health Case Manager

Mental health case managers are responsible for is the development and implementation of care plans for their clients; these plans must be coordinated with the clients' home care services and physicians' orders. Additionally, mental health case managers are in charge of ensuring that all of these services are delivered in adherence with licensing guidelines, professional medical standards, and agency policies and rules. They also perform the clients' intake assessments and submit all documentation to health care professionals who need them. Mental health case managers also check up regularly on their clients and make recommendations based on the clients' health care needs. This is generally a full-time position, although this professional's hours may vary depending on their employer's and clients' needs.

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Mental Health Case Manager Tasks

  • Manage caseload and documentation
  • Advocate for patient's medical care and basic living needs
  • Supervise and support patients needs adhering to program guidelines
  • Provide for referrals and community contacts

Common Career Paths for Mental Health Case Manager


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Mental Health Case Managers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Registered Nurse. The average Registered Nurse brings home $56K per year. Mental Health Case Managers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Mental Health Counselors or Social Workers. The median paychecks in those roles are $3K higher and $4K higher, respectively.

Mental Health Case Manager Job Listings

Popular Skills for Mental Health Case Manager


Mental Health Case Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Assessment, Clinical Psychology, and Diagnosis and Treatment Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 21 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Community Outreach / Activism. Those familiar with Case Management also tend to know Crisis intervention.

Pay by Experience Level for Mental Health Case Manager

Pay by Experience for a Mental Health Case Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Mental Health Case Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 455 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mental Health 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 $36,000 based on 200 salaries. An experienced Mental Health Case Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 132 salaries. A Mental Health 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 $47,000 based on 52 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,572

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

Mental Health Case Managers will find that San Diego offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 27 percent. Mental Health Case Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Richmond (+24 percent), San Francisco (+18 percent), St. Paul (+16 percent), and Minneapolis (+8 percent). With compensation 14 percent below the national average, Nashville is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Chicago and Seattle earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 7 percent less, respectively).

Mental Health Case Manager Reviews

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

Mental Health Case Manager in Jonesboro:
"Case Management."
Pros: Meeting new people and Assisting people that are less fortunate to help in their recovery.
Cons: The pay.

Mental Health Case Manager in Anaheim:
"Bad/good."
Pros: I enjoy working for the people in the community.
Cons: Management is scattered across the board.

Mental Health Case Manager in Grand Rapids:
Pros: Helping my clients when I am able.
Cons: Paperwork, poor leadership within the organization causing turnover, the physical working environment and demands of management.

Mental Health Case Manager in Dallas:
"High Energy, High Stress, Never a Dull Moment."
Pros: When I am able to truly make a difference in a client's recovery from severe mental illness and I am given the rare opportunity to see a client improve in his functioning and mental health over time, this is a truly rewarding experience.
Cons: My case load is monstrously over sized- I am responsible for over 250 individuals. Everyone in the organization is stretched so thin much of the time that we all have to take on duties that are not technically part of our job descriptions in order to make sure clients are served. We are often unable to give each client as much time and attention as we would like simply because they outnumber us so much.

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Key Stats for Mental Health Case Manager

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Mental Health Case Manager Salaries

▲31%

▲9%

▲1%

National Average
$36,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Mental Health Case Manager Salaries

Assessment
▲25%

Clinical Psychology
▲19%

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
▲14%

Crisis intervention
▲12%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲9%

Bilingual
▲2%

▲1%

National Average
$36,000


Community Outreach / Activism
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 15%