Authorization Coordinator Salary

Most Authorization Coordinators in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $14.87 per hour. Earnings sit near $12.29 per hour on the lower side but can approach $18.67 on the higher side. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of Authorization Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,468 - $51,136

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$12.29 - $18.67

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,468 - $51,136  
   
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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$25,933 - $41,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$12.29 - $18.67  
   
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).
)
$25,933 - $41,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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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Survey results suggest that Authorization Coordinators put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Medical Terminology, Scheduling, Insurance, and Customer Service 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 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 16%

Scheduling
up arrow 6%

National Average
$32,000

Insurance
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Medical Coding
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 17%
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