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Medical Insurance Coordinator Salary

Most Medical Insurance Coordinators in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $14.70 per hour. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although more than half have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, just under one in three claim no health benefits at all. Work is enjoyable for Medical Insurance Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$25,403 - $50,904
(Median)
$25K
$38K
$51K
MEDIAN: $38,474
10%
50%
90%

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$11.79 - $19.47
(Median)
$12
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
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
$25,403 - $50,904  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
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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$24,889 - $43,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $19.47  
   
Overtime
$7.54 - $30.04  
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$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
   
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).
)
$24,889 - $43,986  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 324

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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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Many Medical Insurance Coordinators transition into upper-level Office Manager of a Medical Office positions. Office Managers of Medical Offices earn a median of $37K per year.

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Medical Insurance Coordinators report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Medical Terminology, Electronic Medical Records, Medical Coding, and Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Billing. Insurance and Medical Coding are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Insurance Coordinator

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $30K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $34K. On average, Medical Insurance Coordinators make $35K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $34K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Medical Insurance Coordinator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Medical Insurance Coordinator Salaries

Medical Terminology
up arrow 5%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 4%

Medical Coding
up arrow 1%

Insurance
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
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 29%