Patient Care Coordinator Salary

Women account for the majority of Patient Care Coordinators in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $15.42 per hour. Total cash compensation for Patient Care Coordinators runs from $25K to $61K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $2K and profit sharing that can reach almost $49K. While career length and the specific company impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. Work is enjoyable for Patient Care Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,308 - $69,782
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$29K
$44K
$70K
MEDIAN: $43,848
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$11.27 - $23.84
(Median)
$11
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary 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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,308 - $69,782  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,354  
Profit Sharing
$1.21 - $48,936  
Commission
$347.65 - $18,116  
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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$24,526 - $61,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 444
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.27 - $23.84  
   
Overtime
$7.30 - $34.67  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,354  
   
Commission
$347.65 - $18,116  
Profit Sharing
$1.21 - $48,936  
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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$24,526 - $61,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,212
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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. It is quite typical for Patient Care Coordinators to transition into roles as Registered Nurses or Office Managers of Dental Offices, where reported median earnings are $20K and $6K higher per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Patient Care Coordinator


Western Dental Services, Inc. doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $24K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $30K and scope of pay is rather limited.

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, Case Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 82 percent, 37 percent, and 11 percent, respectively. Those listing Bilingual as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Billing and Insurance also typically command lower compensation. The majority of those who know Customer Service also 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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $32K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $37K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $40K. Patient Care Coordinators who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $43K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Patient Care Coordinators, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Patient Care Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+17 percent), New York (+13 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Orlando. Employers also pay below the national average in Albuquerque (17 percent lower) and Charlotte (9 percent lower).

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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 82%

Case Management
up arrow 37%


Patient Counseling
up arrow 10%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 6%


Sales
up arrow 2%

National Average
$35,000

Customer Relations
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Medical Coding
up arrow 4%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 5%



up arrow 10%

Bilingual
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 278 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 25%
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