These Are The 10 States With The Highest Case Manager Salaries For 2017

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings, Salaries - 6 months ago
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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do case managers get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for case managers by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for case managers by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for case managers after this adjustment? That would be Social And Human Service Assistants.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Nevada
  2. Texas
  3. Iowa
  4. Wyoming
  5. Kansas
  6. Washington
  7. North Dakota
  8. Idaho
  9. Illinois
  10. Tennessee

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

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How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for case managers from the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $41110, so our index value would be:

$41,110 * (100 / 135.9) = $30,250

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for case managers.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

Detailed List Of Case Manager Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Nevada $36,921 $38,140 103.3
2 Texas $36,714 $33,300 90.7
3 Iowa $36,340 $33,070 91.0
4 Wyoming $36,263 $33,290 91.8
5 Kansas $35,672 $32,070 89.9
6 Washington $35,427 $37,270 105.2
7 North Dakota $35,241 $35,030 99.4
8 Idaho $35,211 $32,430 92.1
9 Illinois $35,200 $33,300 94.6
10 Tennessee $35,178 $31,450 89.4
11 Wisconsin $34,927 $33,810 96.8
12 Ohio $34,445 $32,310 93.8
13 New Mexico $34,259 $33,060 96.5
14 Minnesota $34,107 $34,380 100.8
15 Delaware $33,155 $33,620 101.4
16 Michigan $33,078 $29,440 89.0
17 Indiana $32,972 $29,510 89.5
18 Arkansas $32,652 $28,440 87.1
19 Colorado $32,639 $33,880 103.8
20 Florida $32,624 $32,070 98.3
21 Pennsylvania $32,179 $32,630 101.4
22 Kentucky $32,110 $29,060 90.5
23 West Virginia $32,034 $29,920 93.4
24 Virginia $31,736 $31,990 100.8
25 Mississippi $31,676 $27,210 85.9
26 Connecticut $31,464 $40,180 127.7
27 North Carolina $31,427 $29,510 93.9
28 Missouri $31,415 $28,400 90.4
29 Oklahoma $31,311 $27,930 89.2
30 Georgia $31,126 $28,450 91.4
31 Louisiana $31,023 $29,410 94.8
32 Arizona $30,959 $30,340 98.0
33 Oregon $30,804 $35,610 115.6
34 Alabama $30,559 $27,870 91.2
35 New Jersey $30,319 $36,960 121.9
36 California $30,250 $41,110 135.9
37 South Carolina $30,201 $29,960 99.2
38 Maine $29,945 $33,180 110.8
39 Utah $29,247 $27,200 93.0
40 Nebraska $28,733 $26,320 91.6
41 Montana $28,263 $28,490 100.8
42 Maryland $28,254 $35,460 125.5
43 Vermont $27,886 $33,770 121.1
44 New York $27,587 $36,140 131.0
45 Alaska $27,337 $35,840 131.1
46 New Hampshire $27,230 $31,860 117.0
47 Rhode Island $27,191 $32,820 120.7
48 Massachusetts $26,799 $35,750 133.4
49 South Dakota $23,702 $24,580 103.7
50 Hawaii $20,547 $34,500 167.9

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