Most Care Coordinators in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $40K annually. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by experience level and geography. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$29,183 - $68,769
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$69K
MEDIAN: $40,227
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$12.36 - $26.55
(Median)
$12
$17
$27
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,183 - $68,769  
   
Bonus
$202.38 - $3,945  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Commission
$1,000  
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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$27,632 - $63,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 628
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.36 - $26.55  
   
Overtime
$14.90 - $37.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$202.38 - $3,945  
   
Commission
$1,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$27,632 - $63,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 574
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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.

Common Career Paths for Care Coordinator


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Care Coordinators who transition into an upper level Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinator position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinator makes $37K a year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Care Coordinator


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Care Coordinators include UnitedHealth Group, Home Instead Senior Home Care, Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation, Comfort Keepers, and Federation of Organizations. UnitedHealth Group offers the largest salaries in town ($54K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $30K to $68K.

Popular Skills for Care Coordinator


Survey results suggest that Care Coordinators use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Customer Relationship Management, Patient Education, Case Management, and Counseling are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 11 percent. Those listing Office Administration as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Service and Scheduling also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Scheduling also know Home Health/Home Care and Counseling. For most people, competency in Case Management indicates knowledge of Counseling and Home Health/Home Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Care Coordinator

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Care Coordinators. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $36K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $40K. Care Coordinators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $45K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $55K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,693

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For Care Coordinators, working in the bustling city of Cleveland has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Care Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Phoenix (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), Tampa (+14 percent), and Chicago (+14 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in Indianapolis. Employers in Detroit and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Care Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Care Coordinator Salaries

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 11%


Case Management
up arrow 3%

Counseling
up arrow 3%

Spanish Language
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National Average
$38,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 4%


Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Office Administration
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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