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Authorization Coordinator Salary (United States)

Women comprise the majority of Authorization Coordinators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $14.77 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $11.86 per hour and $18.31. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Authorization Coordinators report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Authorization Coordinator Salary (?
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$22,868 - $52,039
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $37,425
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Authorization Coordinator Salary (?
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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$11.86 - $18.31
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$22,868 - $52,039  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,100  
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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$25,022 - $40,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.86 - $18.31  
   
Overtime
$11.86 - $26.22  
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 - $1,100  
   
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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$25,022 - $40,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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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 diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Medical Terminology, Medical Coding, Insurance, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office. Many workers who know Medical Coding also know Medical Terminology.

Pay Difference By Location

Phoenix
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National Average
$31,000
Orlando
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Authorization Coordinators working in Phoenix earn a bit more than the national average, but overall, earnings in this area are not heavily influenced by geographic location. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Orlando, 15 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Authorization Coordinator Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$31,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Authorization Coordinator Salaries

Medical Terminology
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Medical Coding
0%
National Average
$31,000
Insurance
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Customer Service
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 17%