The larger portion of Authorization Coordinators in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $14.99 per hour. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Authorization Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a little over a half. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$24,903 - $50,335
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$37K
$50K
MEDIAN: $37,232
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$12.43 - $19.65
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,903 - $50,335  
   
Bonus
$507  
Total Pay (?
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$25,861 - $42,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Hourly Rate
$12.43 - $19.65  
   
Overtime
$7.55 - $29.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$507  
   
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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$25,861 - $42,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 167
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Job Description for Authorization Coordinator

Authorization coordinators are responsible for coordinating authorization activities for their organizations, including reviewing documents, balances, and requirements before authorizing, working with other coordinators to achieve goals in timely manner, and sharing information, ideas, and complex documents to verify that all processes are done correctly.

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Authorization Coordinator Tasks

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Authorization Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $31K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $34K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $34K in this role. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $33K.

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Experience Affects Authorization Coordinator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Authorization Coordinator Salaries

Insurance
up arrow 15%

Scheduling
up arrow 6%

National Average
$32,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 1%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 2%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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