The future outlook for board-certified case managers is exceptional. New models of care emphasize the critical function of care coordination and the role of case managers in team-based care. What’s more, employers recognize the value of board certification and its validation of case management knowledge, skills and abilities.
To help us promote, advance and advocate for professional case managers the Commission surveys board-certified case managers to gather information to inform its education and advocacy on behalf of case managers, every two years. The results of the most recent survey are illustrated in an eBook, "Growth, Benefits and Value: Insight into Today’s CCM."
Among the findings illustrated in the ebook:
- Median annual salaries for board-certified case managers increased since 2017, ranging from $80,000—$85,000—well above median pay for registered nurses and social workers, the two most common training backgrounds for board-certified case managers.
- Salaries are rising for both staff and managers/executives. More than half of CCMs who are executives earn more than $100,000 annually, as do more than a third of those in management roles.
- Beyond certification, 98 percent have specialty experience in areas such as hospital case management, managed care and care transitions.
- Among CCMs who are supervisors, 99 percent have recommended the credential to others, and a strong majority (75 percent) prefer or require the CCM when hiring.