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Medical Insurance Coordinator Salary

The larger portion of Medical Insurance Coordinators in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $14.65 per hour. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although just under a third lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than two-fifths get dental coverage, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$26,189 - $50,974
(Median)
$26K
$39K
$51K
MEDIAN: $38,572
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$11.82 - $19.34
(Median)
$12
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,189 - $50,974  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,459  
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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$24,937 - $43,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.82 - $19.34  
   
Overtime
$7.67 - $29.98  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,459  
   
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).
)
$24,937 - $43,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 328
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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, Medical Coding, and Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Billing. Insurance and Medical Coding are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Insurance Coordinator

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $30K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $34K. Medical Insurance Coordinators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $35K. Medical Insurance Coordinators who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $34K.

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Experience Affects Medical Insurance Coordinator Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

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 5%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 4%

Insurance
0%

Medical Coding
0%

National Average
$32,000

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
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 29%
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