Care Coordinator Salary (United States)

Care Coordinators in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $38,100 per year. Pay starts at $26,847 and can approach $66,803 per year on the higher side. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Care Coordinators like their work and job satisfaction is high. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's 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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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  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 289
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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  
PayScale
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

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Home Health/Home Care and Scheduling. The majority of those who know Case Management also 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.
For many but not all Care Coordinators, a key factor in salary decisions is experience; more experience generally yields higher pay. After five to 10 years, compensation can go from $35K to $41K. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $45K. Pay continues to grow for Care Coordinators after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $58K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one in five 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. A majority of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Dallas
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Baltimore
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Nashville
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New York
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$38,000
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Detroit
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Indianapolis
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For Care Coordinators, busy Dallas offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 55 percent above the national average. Other big spenders include Minneapolis, Baltimore, Nashville, and New York, top-paying cities where Care Coordinators see paychecks higher than average (+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. Below-median salaries also turn up in Indianapolis and Detroit (-19 percent and -14 percent, respectively).

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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%
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