Case Management

Sneak peek: The 2010 case management salary survey results are in

Case Management Weekly, April 28, 2010

Despite the struggling economy, more than half of survey respondents (62%) said they received a raise in the past 12 months; nearly half (49%) said the raise ranged between 3% and 4%. The results also reveal that 55% of case managers work more than the traditional 40-hour workweek; 41% work between 31 and 40 hours weekly.

“That is good news,” says Karen Zander, RN, MS, CMAC, FAAN, principal and co-owner of The Center for Case Management, Inc., in Wellesley, MA. “I was pleased that employers understand that it’s hard to be a part-time case manager, scheduled now and then,” says Zander.

Nearly 67% of case managers said they have at least a bachelor’s degree, which Zander says is good news.

Education level says much about how an individual practices case management, says Zander. “Someone with a bachelor’s degree has good clinical thinking, research skills, and self-motivation to seek information for the issues that impact the practice of case management,” she explains.

The highest number of respondents with a bachelor’s degree earns $50,001–$60,000, which is the same for case managers with an associate’s degree. However, case managers with a bachelor’s degree also typically earn salaries in the $60,001–$70,000 and $70,001–$80,000 ranges, whereas those salaries are not typical for those with associate’s degrees.

Check out the May 2010 issue of Case Management Monthly to learn more. You also can discover the benefits of becoming a Case Management Monthly subscriber.

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