Medical Referral Coordinator Salary

Medical Referral Coordinators in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $14.00 per hour for pay. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and a little more than half have dental insurance. Most Medical Referral Coordinators report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$23,783 - $51,661
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$52K
MEDIAN: $36,303
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$10.69 - $18.07
(Median)
$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,783 - $51,661  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,012  
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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$22,766 - $40,869  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.69 - $18.07  
   
Overtime
$6.16 - $24.11  
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$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,012  
   
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).
)
$22,766 - $40,869  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 343
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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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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. Office Managers of Medical Offices earn $37K on average per year.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Medical Referral Coordinators who took the survey. 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. 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Medical Referral Coordinators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $28K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $31K. Medical Referral Coordinators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $33K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $34K.

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Experience Affects Medical Referral Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

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 11%

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: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 26%
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