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Authorization Coordinator Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Authorization Coordinators in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $14.66 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $12.04 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $18.42. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Work is enjoyable for Authorization Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$23,246 - $51,674
(Median)
$23K
$37K
$52K
MEDIAN: $37,391
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$12.04 - $18.42
(Median)
$12
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$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,246 - $51,674  
   
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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$25,368 - $41,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $18.42  
   
Overtime
$11.59 - $25.97  
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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$25,368 - $41,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139

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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 generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Medical Terminology, Insurance, Customer Service, and Medical Coding are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office. Competency in Medical Coding frequently indicates knowledge of Medical Terminology.

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Experience Affects Authorization Coordinator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

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 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 16%
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