Patient Care Coordinator Salary

Women comprise the majority of Patient Care Coordinators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $15.52 per hour on average. The range in cash compensation to Patient Care Coordinators (largely between $25K and $60K) includes potential earnings of $3K from bonuses, $28K from profit sharing, and commissions of $16K in exceptional cases. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but the particular city and tenure are influential factors as well. Work is enjoyable for Patient Care Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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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There are some Patient Care Coordinators — though it's uncommon — that transition into Nursing Directors, where earnings are an average $73K annually. Typical career progression for a Patient Care Coordinator involves becoming a Registered Nurse or an Office Manager of a Dental Office, roles that pay $20K more and $6K more on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Patient Care Coordinator


Patient Care Coordinators in search of the best pay head to Swedish Medical Center, where the median salary rolls in at $39K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $51K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $34K.

The consistently lowest paying firm is Western Dental Services, Inc., where the median salary is just $25K. There isn't much variation there, either; the pay scale ranges only from $18K to $31K.

Popular Skills for Patient Care Coordinator


Patient Care Coordinators report using a deep pool 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. Most people familiar with 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $32K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $37K. Patient Care Coordinators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $39K. 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 $43K.

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). Falling short of the national average by 20 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Orlando. 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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