Authorization Coordinator Salary

Authorization Coordinators in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $15.23 per hour for pay. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Some workers in this field — approximately one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by just over a half. Most Authorization Coordinators report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$25,169 - $53,729
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MEDIAN: $36,961
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,169 - $53,729  
   
Bonus
$503  
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$26,098 - $42,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Hourly Rate
$12.52 - $19.94  
   
Overtime
$14.30 - $30.91  
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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$503  
   
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$26,098 - $42,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 169
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Job Description for Authorization Coordinator

Authorization coordinators serve a clerical and managerial role and are responsible for verifying patient-eligibility, coordinating benefits, and facilitating insurance coverage, as well as addressing patients' concerns regarding authorization and turnaround. These coordinators may use Microsoft Office programs and should have prior experience in medical coding, and they typically work for health care companies in an office setting during regular business hours.

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Authorization Coordinator Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Authorization Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Authorization Coordinators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $31K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $34K. On average, Authorization Coordinators make $34K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $36K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Key Stats for Authorization Coordinator

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Authorization Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

▲6%

▲4%

National Average
$32,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Authorization Coordinator Salaries

Insurance
▲14%

Scheduling
▲4%

National Average
$32,000



Customer Service
▼6%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼6%

Microsoft Office
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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