Authorization Coordinator Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Authorization Coordinators in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $14.87 per hour. Earnings sit near $12.16 per hour on the lower side but can approach $18.95 on the higher side. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Authorization Coordinators. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Read More
$24,392 - $51,844
(Median)
$24K
$38K
$52K
MEDIAN: $37,501
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$12.16 - $18.95
(Median)
$12
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,392 - $51,844  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,357  
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).
)
$25,478 - $41,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $18.95  
   
Overtime
$11.78 - $26.52  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,357  
   
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).
)
$25,478 - $41,922  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 191
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Job Description for Authorization Coordinator

  • Ensure payment for services by verifying benefits with insurance provider.
  • Obtain, review and input insurance authorization and referrals prior to patient services.
  • Monitor and track patient authorizations, informing supervisor of any expired dates.
  • Interview and assist patients with authorization documents, as appropriate.
  • Maintain appropriate logs or reports according to professional, state, and federal requirements.

Authorization Specialist Job Listings

Search for more jobs:


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Medical Terminology, Insurance, and Medical Coding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office and Customer Service. Aptitude in Medical Coding tends to also indicate an understanding of Medical Terminology.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Authorization Coordinator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Authorization Coordinator Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 6%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 4%

National Average
$32,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 2%

Insurance
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 19%
ADVERTISEMENT