Medical Referral Coordinator Salary

Most Medical Referral Coordinators in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $14.40 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of Medical Referral Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,834 - $54,248
(Median)
$25K
$37K
$54K
MEDIAN: $36,637
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$10.99 - $18.27
(Median)
$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,834 - $54,248  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,041  
Profit Sharing
$2,310  
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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$23,310 - $40,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.99 - $18.27  
   
Overtime
$6.38 - $25.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,041  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,310  
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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$23,310 - $40,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 351
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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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Popular Skills for Medical Referral Coordinator


Medical Referral Coordinators who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Insurance, Electronic Medical Records, and Scheduling can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Scheduling. Those proficient in Electronic Medical Records are, more often than not, also skilled in Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Referral Coordinator

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


For Medical Referral Coordinators, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $29K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $32K. Medical Referral Coordinators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $33K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Medical Referral Coordinator generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $35K.

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Experience Affects Medical Referral Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$31,000

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
$31,000

Scheduling
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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