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Authorization Coordinator Salary

Authorization Coordinators in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $14.70 per hour for pay. Earnings generally vary between $12.01 per hour and $18.47. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. For the most part, Authorization Coordinators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,040 - $51,855
(Median)
$23K
$37K
$52K
MEDIAN: $36,812
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90%

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$12.01 - $18.47
(Median)
$12
$15
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,040 - $51,855  
   
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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$25,274 - $40,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$12.01 - $18.47  
   
Overtime
$11.92 - $25.97  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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).
)
$25,274 - $40,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137

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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 a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Terminology, Insurance, Customer Service, and Medical Coding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office and Medical Coding. Medical Terminology is a skill commonly found among those who know Medical Coding.

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Experience Affects Authorization Coordinator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Authorization Coordinator Salaries

Medical Terminology
up arrow 18%

Insurance
0%

National Average
$31,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Medical Coding
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 17%