Patient Care Coordinator Salary

Most Patient Care Coordinators in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $15.52 per hour. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $3K, $28K, and $16K, respectively — total cash payment to Patient Care Coordinators can bottom out near $25K or top out at around $60K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though the particular city and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Patient Care Coordinators. Some workers in this field — roughly a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$29,300 - $70,296
(Median)
$29K
$43K
$70K
MEDIAN: $43,371
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$11.47 - $23.29
(Median)
$11
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,300 - $70,296  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,560  
Profit Sharing
$10.50 - $28,000  
Commission
$175.00 - $16,000  
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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$24,694 - $60,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 536
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.47 - $23.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.03  
Overtime
$11.23 - $34.39  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,560  
   
Commission
$175.00 - $16,000  
Profit Sharing
$10.50 - $28,000  
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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$24,694 - $60,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,512
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Job Description for Patient Care Coordinator

A patient care coordinator works in collaboration with the doctor, clinical nurse specialist (CNS), and treatment team. They formulate, develop, and revise treatment plans. The care coordinator must be able to prioritize and coordinate treatment activities, as well as interview patients and loved ones to gather information for assessments and complete them accurately.

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Patient Care Coordinator Tasks

  • Coordinate utilization review of managed care contracts.
  • Act as liaison between primary care, physicians, and alternative care facility.
  • Confer with physician during referral process.
  • Maintain departmental day-to-day clinical activities, monitor and prioritize staff workflow and schedules of home visits.
  • Ensure adherence to departmental policies and procedures.

Common Career Paths for Patient Care Coordinator


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Though not the most common occurrence, Patient Care Coordinators sometimes become Nursing Directors, where the average income is $73K per year. Career advancement for the typical Patient Care Coordinator often leads to becoming a Registered Nurse or an Office Manager of a Dental Office; median salaries in these positions are $20K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Patient Care Coordinator


Salary cannot be beat at Swedish Medical Center, where median pay comes to $39K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $34K, and the higher end is not far away at $51K.

Western Dental Services, Inc. seems to offer the smallest paychecks with a median salary of only $25K. The pay range is quite narrow, too; compensation generally sits between $18K and $31K.

Popular Skills for Patient Care Coordinator


Patient Care Coordinators seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Hospice Care, People Management, and Case Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 81 percent, 9 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Those listing Bilingual as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Billing and Insurance also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to know Insurance and Patient Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Patient Care Coordinator

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


For Patient Care Coordinators, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $32K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $37K. Patient Care Coordinators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $39K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Patient Care Coordinator with more than 20 years of experience can earn $43K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,030

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Patient Care Coordinators, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Patient Care Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+18 percent), Philadelphia (+16 percent), New York (+11 percent), and Chicago (+9 percent). Orlando is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 20 percent. Employers in Albuquerque and Charlotte also lean toward paying below-median salaries (17 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Patient Care Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Patient Care Coordinator Salaries

Hospice Care
up arrow 81%



Medical Terminology
up arrow 5%

Patient Education
up arrow 4%

Sales
up arrow 4%

Patient Counseling
up arrow 4%

National Average
$35,000

Customer Relations
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 4%


Medical Coding
up arrow 5%


up arrow 9%

Bilingual
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 305 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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