Nurse Case Manager Salary

Nurse Case Managers in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $70K per year. Total cash compensation to Nurse Case Managers approaches anywhere from $53K on the lower end to $90K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $12K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by the company and tenure. For the most part, Nurse Case Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$55,212 - $87,231
$55K
$70K
$87K
MEDIAN: $69,837
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$24.81 - $45.38
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MEDIAN: $32.45
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$0$90K
Salary $55,212 - $87,231
Bonus $504 - $8,343
Profit Sharing $150.00 - $9,372
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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$53,537 - $90,641
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,224
Hourly Data $0$68
Hourly Rate $24.81 - $45.38
Overtime $30.54 - $68.16
Annual Data $0$90K
Bonus $504 - $8,343
Profit Sharing $150.00 - $9,372
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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$53,537 - $90,641
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,365

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Job Description for Nurse Case Manager

The job is mostly administrative and involves overseeing the healthcare needs of individuals. A nurse case manager may work at a hospital, at a nursing home, or in an industrial environment.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Nurse Case Manager


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Nurse Case Managers who go on to become Directors of Case Management may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Directors of Case Management is $88K annually. Nurse Case Managers most often advance into Case Manager and Utilization Review Registered Nurse positions even though the median salaries are $33K lower and $6K lower, respectively.

Nurse Case Manager Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Nurse Case Manager


Nurse Case Managers fill the offices of leading firms UnitedHealth Group, Aetna, Inc., Humana, Inc., Home Health and Hospice Care, and Anthem. Corvel Corporation does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $76K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $55K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $101K. Soaring salaries can also be found at UnitedHealth Group, OptumHealth, Inc., and DaVita Inc., where earnings of $73K, $73K, or $72K are standard for Nurse Case Managers.

Pay for Nurse Case Managers is the lowest at Home Health and Hospice Care, which has a median salary of $53K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $67K. Other low-paying employers include V.A. Medical Center at $68K and Cigna Corporation at $69K, though some Nurse Case Managers there earn up to $103K.

Popular Skills for Nurse Case Manager


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Dialysis, Utilization Review, Emergency Room, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 4 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Psychiatric, Pediatrics, and Home Health/Home Care. Those educated in Case Management tend to be well versed in Home Health/Home Care and Acute Care. Those who learned Utilization Review also tend to know Acute Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Case Manager

Pay by Experience for a Nurse Case Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Nurse Case Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 1,267 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nurse 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 $69,000 based on 871 salaries. An experienced Nurse Case Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 965 salaries. A Nurse 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 $75,000 based on 741 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,730

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

Nurse Case Managers in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago — the three largest cities in the United States — make significantly more than the national average. Columbus is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 11 percent. Workers in Charlotte and Indianapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (8 percent less and 7 percent less, respectively).

Nurse Case Manager Reviews

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

Nurse Case Manager in Texarkana:
"Wonderful."
Pros: Providing comfort to patients and familes in need.
Cons: Na.

Nurse Case Manager in Des Moines:
"Rewarding independent nursing judgement."
Pros: Independence and advocacy.
Cons: On call responsibilities and prolonged hours.

Nurse Case Manager in North Carolina:
"Overall great position."
Pros: Love the culture and clients in the clinic. Good works are done daily. Feel that my role makes a positive difference for the company as well as the clients. Open communication with immediate supervisor provides for honest discussions and planning. Low stress level due to constant planning and adjusting the plan when needed.
Cons: Feel pay level is below average for level of responsibility. Improvements needed with communication/action from upper management.

Nurse Case Manager in San Antonio:
"Case Management."
Pros: Helping patients get what they need to stay healthy.
Cons:

Nurse Case Manager in Greensboro:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Ability to help patients navigate the healthcare system.
Cons: This is a new program requiring me to create several policies and procedures.

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Key Stats for Nurse Case Manager

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 429 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
23%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Nurse Case Manager Salaries

▲7%

▲4%

National Average
$70,000

▼1%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Nurse Case Manager Salaries

▲4%





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National Average
$70,000

Hospice
▼1%

Quality Improvement / QA
▼1%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▼1%


▼4%


▼6%

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 429 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 17%
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