Authorization Coordinator Salary

The larger portion of Authorization Coordinators in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $14.76 per hour. Earnings sit near $12.05 per hour on the lower side but can approach $18.57 on the higher side. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Authorization Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$24,658 - $50,952
(Median)
$25K
$37K
$51K
MEDIAN: $37,491
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90%

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$12.05 - $18.57
(Median)
$12
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,658 - $50,952  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,357  
Total Pay (?
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$25,507 - $40,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$12.05 - $18.57  
   
Overtime
$11.67 - $25.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$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).
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$25,507 - $40,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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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.

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Authorization Coordinators report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Medical Terminology, Scheduling, Insurance, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office and Medical Coding. Aptitude in Medical Coding tends to also indicate an understanding of Medical Terminology.

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Experience Affects Authorization Coordinator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Authorization Coordinator Salaries

Medical Terminology
up arrow 17%

Scheduling
up arrow 7%

National Average
$32,000

Insurance
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Medical Coding
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 17%
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