Medical Insurance Coordinator Salary

Medical Insurance Coordinators in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $14.80 per hour. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and slightly less than half have dental, as well. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$26,425 - $51,707
(Median)
$26K
$39K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,116
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$11.85 - $19.47
(Median)
$12
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,425 - $51,707  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$25,061 - $43,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.85 - $19.47  
   
Overtime
$13.18 - $30.01  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,521  
   
Profit Sharing
$800  
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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$25,061 - $43,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 370
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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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A lot of Medical Insurance Coordinators move on to become Office Managers of Medical Offices, that group gets paid a slightly higher $37K on average.

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Medical Insurance Coordinators report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Electronic Medical Records, Medical Terminology, Insurance, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Billing and Customer Service. Medical Coding is a skill commonly found among those who know Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Insurance Coordinator

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $30K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $35K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Medical Insurance Coordinators make a median salary of $35K. For some reason, Medical Insurance Coordinators with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $34K.

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Experience Affects Medical Insurance Coordinator Salaries

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Medical Insurance Coordinator Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 3%

Medical Terminology
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National Average
$33,000

Insurance
up arrow 1%

Medical Coding
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
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Claim Handling
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Billing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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