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Medical Referral Coordinator Salary (United States)

Medical Referral Coordinators in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $13.58 per hour for pay. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair portion have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Medical Referral Coordinator Salary (?
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$23,690 - $46,633
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MEDIAN: $35,818
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Medical Referral Coordinator Salary (?
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$10.37 - $17.32
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
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$23,690 - $46,633  
   
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$0.00 - $1,011  
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$22,291 - $39,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.37 - $17.32  
   
Overtime
$13.01 - $24.52  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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$0.00 - $1,011  
   
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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$22,291 - $39,900  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 363
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Job Description for Medical Referral Coordinator

  • Communicate with patients to ensure follow-through with referrals.
  • Support doctors and patients in synchronizing appointments, authorizations, and tests taking place in different clinics.
  • Coordinate the process of referring patients to appropriate clinics.
  • Update records to assure all parties have accurate information.

Common Career Paths for Medical Referral Coordinator

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As Medical Referral Coordinators transition into upper-level roles such as Office Manager of a Medical Office, they may see a strong upturn in salary. an Office Manager of a Medical Office typically earns $37K per year.

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Medical Referral Coordinators report a focused set of job skills. Insurance and Electronic Medical Records are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Aptitude in Electronic Medical Records tends to also indicate an understanding of Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Referral Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $28K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $30K. Medical Referral Coordinators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $34K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Medical Referral Coordinators report making only $33K on average. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field — most of those surveyed fit this bill. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up close to one-sixth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one-tenth.

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Experience Affects Medical Referral Coordinator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%
Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$29,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Medical Referral Coordinator Salaries

Insurance
up arrow 3%
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%
National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 26%