Medical Referral Coordinators in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $14.93 per hour for pay. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in four — do not have any health coverage, the greater part do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$25,164 - $54,631
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MEDIAN: $34,202
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$11.23 - $18.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,164 - $54,631  
   
Bonus
$180.32 - $2,327  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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$23,583 - $39,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Hourly Rate
$11.23 - $18.36  
   
Overtime
$7.59 - $27.55  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$180.32 - $2,327  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$23,583 - $39,500  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 267

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Medical Referral Coordinator


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Medical Referral Coordinators who transition into new roles such as Office Manager of a Medical Office may see a slight upturn in salary. The average Office Manager of a Medical Office earns $37K per year.

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Popular Skills for Medical Referral Coordinator


Medical Referral Coordinators seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Customer Service, Medical Terminology, Insurance, and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Bilingual. It is often found that people who know Electronic Medical Records are 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.


Medical Referral Coordinators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $30K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $32K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Medical Referral Coordinators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $33K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $35K.

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Experience Affects Medical Referral Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%



National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Medical Referral Coordinator Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 2%

Insurance
up arrow 1%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
0%

Scheduling
0%

National Average
$31,000

Bilingual
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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