Average Nurse Case Manager Salary

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The average salary for a Nurse Case Manager is $70,694.
MEDIAN $70,694
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$56k - $89k
$508 - $9k
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$194 - $8k
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$54k - $93k

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Job Description for Nurse Case Manager

Nurse Case Manager Tasks
  • Assess patient needs and develop a care plan.
  • Conduct admissions and discharge planning for hospital, hospice or home care patients.
  • Provide utilization management for assigned patient case load.
The top respondents for the job title Nurse Case Manager are from the companies UnitedHealth Group, Aetna, Inc. and Humana, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Cigna Corporation where the average pay is $75,720. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include UnitedHealth Group and Corvel Corporation, earning around $74,340 and $73,677, respectively. Humana, Inc. pays the lowest at around $69,553. Centene Corporation and Anthem also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $71,139 and $72,033, respectively.

Career Paths

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Nurse Case Manager
Registered Nurse (RN)
Case Manager
Registered Nurse (RN) Supervisor
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Nurse Case Manager

Skills in Case Management, Utilization Review (UR) and Acute Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Geriatrics and Home Health/Home Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Case Manager

An entry-level Nurse Case Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $64,617 based on 193 salaries. An early career Nurse Case Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,476 based on 1,654 salaries. A mid-career Nurse Case Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,338 based on 1,312 salaries. An experienced Nurse Case Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,841 based on 1,551 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $74,952.
Employees with Nurse Case Manager in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 25.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (11.9% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (7.0% less).

Years of Experience

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