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Care Coordinator Salary (United States)

Care Coordinators in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $40K annually on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a fair portion earn dental coverage. In this field, women are more common than men; 90 percent of Care Coordinators are female. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Care Coordinator Salary (?
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$28,942 - $67,663
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MEDIAN: $40,132
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Care Coordinator Salary (?
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$12.17 - $30.25
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$28,942 - $67,663  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,973  
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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$26,847 - $66,803  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 289
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.17 - $30.25  
   
Overtime
$8.44 - $42.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,973  
   
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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$26,847 - $66,803  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 240
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Job Description for Care Coordinator

A care coordinator performs a number of responsibilities in a health care environment, including caring for patients through formulating, developing and implementing treatment plans. They must be able to gather all relevant information for a patient and deliver a care program that works best for each individual case. Care coordinators must also be able to communicate and educate families about the treatment plan being delivered to the patient. They must also ensure that all care programs meet with all hospital and legal requirements. A care coordinator are also responsible for maintaining education and practice standards by attending educational workshops and other methods. Additionally, they are responsible for scheduling services and enforcing all organizational standards. Care coordinators are also expected to uphold all confidentiality standards in the workplace.
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Care Coordinator Tasks
  • Confer with physician during referral process.
  • Act as liaison between primary care, physicians, and alternative care facility.
  • Maintain knowledge of insurance requirements in managed care plans.
  • Coordinate utilization review of managed care contracts.
  • Prepare and maintain resource data for utilization activities.

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Popular Skills for Care Coordinator

Care Coordinators who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Case Management, Counseling, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Home Health/Home Care and Scheduling. For most people, competency in Case Management indicates knowledge of Home Health/Home Care and Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Care Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Care Coordinators with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $41K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $35K. Care Coordinators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $45K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $58K. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; a majority of respondents fall in this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up a little less than one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent.

Pay Difference By Location

Dallas
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Minneapolis
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Baltimore
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Nashville
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New York
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Charlotte
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Chicago
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Cleveland
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Los Angeles
0%
National Average
$38,000
Portland
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Detroit
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Indianapolis
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Oklahoma City
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Care Coordinators, working in the bustling city of Dallas has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Minneapolis, Baltimore, Nashville, and New York, top-paying markets where Care Coordinators rake in more than the national norm (+44 percent, +36 percent, +31 percent, and +29 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Oklahoma City Care Coordinators earning much less — 21 percent less — than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Indianapolis (19 percent lower) and Detroit (14 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Care Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$38,000

Skills That Affect Care Coordinator Salaries

National Average
$38,000
Counseling
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 19%