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Medical Referral Coordinator Salary

Medical Referral Coordinators in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $13.91 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Medical Referral Coordinators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and nearly one-half have dental, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,957 - $50,421
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$24K
$36K
$50K
MEDIAN: $35,917
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$10.62 - $17.98
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$11
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,957 - $50,421  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,025  
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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$22,677 - $40,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.62 - $17.98  
   
Overtime
$6.44 - $23.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,025  
   
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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$22,677 - $40,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 350

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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 transition into an Office Manager of a Medical Office role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $37K per year.

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Survey takers who work as Medical Referral Coordinators typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Insurance, Electronic Medical Records, and Scheduling can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Scheduling. Insurance is a skill commonly found among those who know Electronic Medical Records.

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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $28K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $31K. Medical Referral Coordinators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $34K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Medical Referral Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

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 1%

National Average
$30,000

Scheduling
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 26%
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