Medical Insurance Coordinator Salary

Medical Insurance Coordinators in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $14.71 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of Medical Insurance Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$28,471 - $51,574
(Median)
$28K
$39K
$52K
MEDIAN: $38,784
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$11.90 - $19.38
(Median)
$12
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$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,471 - $51,574  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,031  
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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$25,080 - $43,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$11.90 - $19.38  
   
Overtime
$7.67 - $29.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,031  
   
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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$25,080 - $43,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 326
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Job Description for Medical Insurance Coordinator

The medical insurance coordinator is a position that is usually sought out by various healthcare organizations, such as doctor's offices and clinics. Generally, many companies will not have an education requirement for this job, but a few may ask for a high school diploma or an associate's degree. Likewise, some companies do not require any previous experience, although most do require that the applicant has had previous experience working with administration. It would be helpful to have coding experience, especially in the ICD-9-CM and CPT coding systems. Furthermore, some knowledge of diseases and various medical terminologies would also prove to be highly beneficial. A full knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of products is preferable. The medical insurance coordinator will usually be working indoors in an office environment.

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Medical Insurance Coordinator Tasks

  • Confirm insurance coverage with insurance companies by diagnostic and procedural codes.
  • Schedule appointments and procedures and verify insurance information.
  • Respond to patient inquiries by phone and email.
  • Perform data entry and filing to record patient and insurance data.

Common Career Paths for Medical Insurance Coordinator


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Although it's unusual, some Medical Insurance Coordinators transition into jobs as Office Managers of Medical Offices. The latter group reports earning a slightly lower median of $37K per year, though.

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Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Medical Terminology, Electronic Medical Records, Insurance, and Medical Coding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Billing. Those with knowledge of Insurance tend to be skilled in Medical Coding as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Insurance Coordinator

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $30K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $35K. Medical Insurance Coordinators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $35K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $34K.

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Experience Affects Medical Insurance Coordinator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
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National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Medical Insurance Coordinator Salaries

Medical Terminology
up arrow 14%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 13%

National Average
$32,000

Insurance
up arrow 1%

Medical Coding
up arrow 1%

Claim Handling
up arrow 2%

Billing
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 28%
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