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Care Coordinator Salary (United States)

The larger portion of Care Coordinators in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $40K per year. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Care Coordinators is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Care Coordinator Salary (?
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$29,314 - $68,404
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MEDIAN: $40,465
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Care Coordinator Salary (?
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$12.53 - $30.14
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,314 - $68,404  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,952  
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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$27,484 - $67,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 358
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.53 - $30.14  
   
Overtime
$1.43 - $41.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,952  
   
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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$27,484 - $67,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 285
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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Customer Relationship Management, Case Management, Counseling, and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Home Health/Home Care, Scheduling, and Customer Service. Those educated in Case Management tend to be well versed in Home Health/Home Care and Scheduling. Most people who know Counseling also know Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Care Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Care Coordinators, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $35K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $41K. Care Coordinators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $46K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $55K on average.

Pay Difference By Location

Dallas
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Baltimore
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Minneapolis
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Charlotte
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New York
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Chicago
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Los Angeles
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Cleveland
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Boston
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National Average
$38,000
Houston
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Portland
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Milwaukee
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Buffalo
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Detroit
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Indianapolis
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For those looking to make money, Care Coordinators in Dallas enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 56 percent above the national average. Care Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Baltimore (+46 percent), Minneapolis (+20 percent), Charlotte (+17 percent), and New York (+16 percent). Indianapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Detroit (15 percent lower) and Buffalo (9 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Care Coordinator Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Skills That Affect Care Coordinator Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Counseling
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National Average
$38,000
Oral / Verbal Communication
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 18%