Medical Referral Coordinator Salary

The larger portion of Medical Referral Coordinators in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $14.02 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Some workers in this field — nearly one-fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly more than half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$24,404 - $50,775

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$10.70 - $18.05

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,404 - $50,775  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,036  
Total Pay (?
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$22,834 - $40,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.70 - $18.05  
   
Overtime
$6.12 - $24.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,036  
   
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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$22,834 - $40,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 347
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Job Description for Medical Referral Coordinator

Most of the time, medical referral coordinators work for hospitals, medical clinics, or doctor’s offices. They work directly with patients. They may work to support and encourage healthy lifestyles. They arrange appointments on behalf of patients to see other doctors that they are referred to. They keep accurate patient records. They prepare medical forms and other related material. They perform data entry. They must have computer skills.

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Medical Referral Coordinator Tasks

  • 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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Medical Referral Coordinators who go on to become Office Managers of Medical Offices may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Office Managers of Medical Offices is $37K annually.

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Survey takers who work as Medical Referral Coordinators usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Insurance, Electronic Medical Records, and Scheduling can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Scheduling. It is not unusual for someone who knows Electronic Medical Records to be familiar with Insurance as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Referral Coordinator

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


For many Medical Referral Coordinators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $28K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $32K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $33K in this role. Medical Referral Coordinators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $34K.

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Experience Affects Medical Referral Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Medical Referral Coordinator Salaries

Insurance
up arrow 3%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 2%

National Average
$30,000

Scheduling
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 26%
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