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 $13.95 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While around one in four report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and a little more than half have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$23,783 - $51,661
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$52K
MEDIAN: $36,303
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90%

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$10.68 - $18.04
(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 - $1,003  
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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$22,740 - $40,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.68 - $18.04  
   
Overtime
$6.29 - $23.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,003  
   
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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$22,740 - $40,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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At the upper end, Medical Referral Coordinators who move into an Office Manager of a Medical Office role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Office Managers of Medical Offices is a much higher $37K per year.

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Survey takers who work as Medical Referral Coordinators report a focused set of job 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. Competency in Electronic Medical Records frequently indicates knowledge 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $28K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $31K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $34K in this role. Medical Referral Coordinators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Experience Affects Medical Referral Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

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 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 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
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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