Case Managers are one of the most common jobs in America. Additionally, a significant number of people work as case managers in every state in the union — it’s not like they are all just concentrated in California or the South.
Since case managers are such a prominent occupation, we at Zippia wanted to look at where case managers have it the best: where there are plenty of jobs to go around and people get paid what they deserve during every phase of their career.
To that end, we dove into the numbers from the BLS to figure out which states have the best opportunities for case managers.
After all the numbers had been crunched, we were left with this list of the best of best for America’s case managers:
So there you have it — Social And Human Service Assistants is the best of the best when it comes to being a case manager.
How did Social And Human Service Assistants end up here and does it really deserve this ranking? Read on to see how we completed our research on the best states for case managers and for more on the top ten states.
If you’re interested, you can read more about the job scene here:
Here at Zippia, we talk to a lot of people of all different backgrounds looking for jobs. Our research has concluded that there are two common things people want in a job:
So in order to find out the best states for case managers in America we needed to figure out where the jobs are and how well case managers get paid. This led to the following criteria taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’s Occupational Employment Statistics for 2016:
To make all the salary numbers more apples to apples across states, we compared the salary data relative to the state’s cost of living.
Applying this standardization allows us to account for that fact that it costs more to live in certain in states. For example, the average salary for case managers in California is $41,110 and the average salary in Illinois is $33,300, but the Illinois salary actually goes further in paying for life’s essentials.
In order to develop and overall ranking, we ranked each state for each criteria from 1 to 50 where 1 was the best.
We then averaged all the rankings for a state into a Job Score with the state having the lowest overall Job Score earning the distinction of being the best state for case managers in America.
So without further ado, let’s get into just what made each state so great for case managers.
Total Jobs: 4,580
Average Annual Salary: $33,070
Average Entry Level Salary: $19,930
Average Experienced Salary: $52,200
Location Quotient: 1.16
Total Jobs: 860
Average Annual Salary: $33,290
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,850
Average Experienced Salary: $47,760
Location Quotient: 1.21
Total Jobs: 13,820
Average Annual Salary: $34,380
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,790
Average Experienced Salary: $50,320
Location Quotient: 1.91
Total Jobs: 1,470
Average Annual Salary: $35,030
Average Entry Level Salary: $25,230
Average Experienced Salary: $46,570
Location Quotient: 1.35
Total Jobs: 3,810
Average Annual Salary: $32,070
Average Entry Level Salary: $21,990
Average Experienced Salary: $44,410
Location Quotient: 1.08
Total Jobs: 12,600
Average Annual Salary: $33,810
Average Entry Level Salary: $19,980
Average Experienced Salary: $53,150
Location Quotient: 1.75
Total Jobs: 1,360
Average Annual Salary: $38,140
Average Entry Level Salary: $24,530
Average Experienced Salary: $58,960
Location Quotient: 0.42
Total Jobs: 2,630
Average Annual Salary: $32,430
Average Entry Level Salary: $18,330
Average Experienced Salary: $47,470
Location Quotient: 1.54
Total Jobs: 6,100
Average Annual Salary: $37,270
Average Entry Level Salary: $22,720
Average Experienced Salary: $54,860
Location Quotient: 0.77
Total Jobs: 15,480
Average Annual Salary: $32,310
Average Entry Level Salary: $19,540
Average Experienced Salary: $48,780
Location Quotient: 1.13
If you’re looking to start out your career as a case manager these are the states that should be at the top of your list. You’ll find high pay, available jobs, and chances for career advancement.
If you’re curious, here are the worst states to be a case manager in America: