$70,250
Avg. Salary
$33.01
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,584

Bonus

$1,700

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Nurse Case Manager is $33.01 per hour.

The median Nurse Case Manager has a base pay of $70,250. Salaries generally range from $55k to $88k. The median bonus is $2,584. Skills that can affect salary include Case Management, Utilization Review (UR), Home Health/Home Care, Acute Care, Geriatrics, Medicine / Surgery, Hospice, Quality Improvement / QA, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Emergency Room (ER), Pediatrics, Psychiatric, Oncology, Dialysis, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
$25.08
10%
$33.01
50%
$46.26
90%
MEDIAN $33.01
$55k
10%
$70k
50%
$88k
90%
MEDIAN $70,250
$55,175 - $87,574
$55K
$70K
$88K
MEDIAN: $70,250
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50%
90%

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$25.08 - $46.26
$25
$33
$46
MEDIAN: $33.01
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$0$91K
Salary $55,175 - $87,574
Bonus $506 - $9,777
Profit Sharing $199 - $9,786
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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$53,904 - $91,672
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,748
Hourly Data $0$68
Hourly Rate $25.08 - $46.26
Hourly Tips $0.43
Overtime $29.40 - $68.90
Annual Data $0$91K
Bonus $506 - $9,777
Profit Sharing $199 - $9,786
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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$53,904 - $91,672
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,412

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
  • Provide utilization management for assigned patient case load.
  • Conduct admissions and discharge planning for hospital, hospice or home care patients.
  • Assess patient needs and develop a care plan.

Nurse Case Manager Pay By Employer

$0$89K

Aetna, Inc.
74 profiles
$72,609

$74,362

Humana, Inc.
58 profiles
$68,693

Anthem
35 profiles
$71,510

$74,147

$71,319

$76,149

$67,180

$72,183

$72,850

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.

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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: $70,298

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 Advice

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

Nurse Case Manager in Sioux City:
Be willing to pay attention to details, be able to be a self starter.

Nurse Case Manager in Ontario:
"Complexity."
Flexability.

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 Columbus:
"Managed care."
Learn every aspect of care management and available community resources. Seek certification in your desired field.

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

Nurse Case Manager in Columbus:
"More about the lines of business."
To take courses in Case Management.

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.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Nurse Case Manager

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 848 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Nurse Case Manager Salaries

▲6%

▲3%

National Average
$70,000

▼2%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Nurse Case Manager Salaries


▲3%



National Average
$70,000


▼1%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▼1%

▼1%

Hospice
▼2%

Quality Improvement / QA
▼2%


▼4%


▼7%

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 848 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 17%