Authorization Coordinator Salary

Women comprise the majority of Authorization Coordinators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $15.27 per hour on average. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Authorization Coordinators. Although one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and over one-half get dental coverage, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,169 - $53,729
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$36K
$54K
MEDIAN: $36,437
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$12.41 - $19.79
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Salary
$25,169 - $53,729  
   
Bonus
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$25,852 - $42,044  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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$12.41 - $19.79  
   
Overtime
$14.75 - $30.00  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$500  
   
Total Pay (?
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$25,852 - $42,044  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 185

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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

Pay by Experience for an Authorization Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Authorization Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 116 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Authorization Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Authorization Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 43 salaries. An Authorization Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for Authorization Coordinator

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Authorization Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

▲6%

▲4%

National Average
$32,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Authorization Coordinator Salaries

Insurance
▲14%

Scheduling
▲4%

National Average
$32,000



Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼6%

Customer Service
▼7%

Microsoft Office
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 25%
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