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Patient Care Coordinator Salary (United States)

The larger portion of Patient Care Coordinators in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $15.16 per hour. Cash earnings for Patient Care Coordinators — including $2K in bonuses and $6K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $24K to $62K depending on individual performance. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — roughly one in four — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. Most Patient Care Coordinators report high levels of job satisfaction. 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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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  
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  
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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While not commonly seen, Patient Care Coordinators who transition into a Nursing Director position may see a rise in pay. The typical salary for Nursing Directors 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 Skills for Patient Care Coordinator

Survey results suggest that Patient Care Coordinators use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. 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 pay less than market rate include Billing, Insurance, and Customer Service. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, 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.
Patient Care Coordinators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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 $36K. Patient Care Coordinators see a median salary of $39K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Patient Care Coordinators with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median of $43K. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up close to one-sixth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining nearly one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$35,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Patient Care Coordinators, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 23 percent above the national average. San Francisco, Houston, Austin, and Denver also offer top salaries for Patient Care Coordinators. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 20 percent, 13 percent, 8 percent, and 6 percent more, respectively. Albuquerque is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average. Employers in Orlando and Charlotte also lean toward paying below-median salaries (15 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

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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%