Care Coordinator Salary (United States)

Care Coordinators in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation in this field is $38,100 per year. Compensation generally starts at $26,847 and does not exceed $66,803 per year. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people in this field enjoy health coverage; most receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision insurance. Most Care Coordinators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$28,942 - $67,663  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,973  
Total Pay (?
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$26,847 - $66,803  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 289
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$12.17 - $30.25  
   
Overtime
$8.44 - $42.88  
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$0.00 - $2,973  
   
Total Pay (?
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$26,847 - $66,803  
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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 note just a narrow range of job skills. Those who have experience with Case Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 9 percent more than the national average, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Home Health/Home Care and Scheduling. Those familiar with Case Management also tend to know 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.
In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher salaries. In five to 10 years time, starting salaries of $35K can reach $41K. Salary comes to $45K after 10 to 20 years. After spending 20 years in the field, salary continues to increase for Care Coordinators and pay is expected at $58K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 19 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; a majority of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$38,000
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Dallas offers some of the highest pay in the country for Care Coordinators, 55 percent above the national average. Minneapolis, Baltimore, Nashville, and New York also offer top salaries for Care Coordinators. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 44 percent, 36 percent, 31 percent, and 29 percent more, respectively. Care Coordinators in Oklahoma City earn salaries far below the national average by 21 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers also pay below the national average in Indianapolis (-19 percent) and Detroit (-14 percent).

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Experience Affects Care Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
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$38,000

Skills That Affect Care Coordinator Salaries

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$38,000
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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%
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