Patient Care Coordinator Salary (United States)

Women make up the vast majority of Patient Care Coordinators in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $15.16 per hour. Pay generally spreads from $10.88 per hour to $24.35. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. 26 percent of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, about two-thirds report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Patient Care Coordinator Salary (?
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$28,660 - $68,533
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MEDIAN: $43,289
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Patient Care Coordinator Salary (?
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$10.88 - $24.35
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$28,660 - $68,533  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,005  
Profit Sharing
$1.07 - $5,960  
Commission
$1,250 - $7,500  
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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$24,020 - $61,691  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 361
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.88 - $24.35  
   
Overtime
$5.74 - $35.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,005  
   
Commission
$1,250 - $7,500  
Profit Sharing
$1.07 - $5,960  
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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$24,020 - $61,691  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 940
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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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Patient Care Coordinators who assume a position such as a Nursing Director—while uncommon—may get paid an extra $38K per year. The most common next step for Patient Care Coordinators is moving into roles as Registered Nurses or Dental Office Managers, where they can expect an extra $20K or $6,137 per year.

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Popular Skills for Patient Care Coordinator

Patient Care Coordinators report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Hospice Care, People Management, and Sales are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 82 percent, 22 percent, and 15 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Billing, Insurance, and Customer Service. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled in 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.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. New salaries start at $33K and reach $36K in five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $39K. As Patient Care Coordinators approach two decades on the job, pay accelerates at a slower pace, and typical earnings come to $42K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 17 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. A majority of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$35,000
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For Patient Care Coordinators, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Also paying near the top of the field are San Francisco, Houston, Austin, and Denver, where Patient Care Coordinators annually earn 20 percent, 13 percent, 8 percent, and 6 percent more than the national average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Albuquerque, 16 percent below the national average. Workers in Orlando and Charlotte earn less than others in this profession; their -15 percent and -7 percent-salaries fall short of the national average.

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Experience Affects Patient Care Coordinator Salaries

National Average
$35,000

Skills That Affect Patient Care Coordinator Salaries

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Customer Relations
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$35,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 270 votes.

Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

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: 70% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 26%
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