Women make up the vast majority of Authorization Coordinators in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $15.16 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Authorization Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, somewhere between a fifth and a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by over one-half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,742 - $49,665
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MEDIAN: $36,961
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$12.48 - $19.85
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,742 - $49,665  
   
Bonus
$507  
Total Pay (?
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$25,864 - $42,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.48 - $19.85  
   
Overtime
$14.40 - $30.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$507  
   
Total Pay (?
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$25,864 - $42,003  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 174

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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.


Authorization Coordinators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $31K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $34K. Authorization Coordinators bring in $34K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Authorization Coordinators with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $36K.

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Key Stats for Authorization Coordinator

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
045
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Authorization Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Authorization Coordinator Salaries

Insurance
up arrow 14%

Scheduling
up arrow 5%

National Average
$32,000



Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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