Patient Care Coordinator Salary

Most Patient Care Coordinators in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $16.00 per hour. Total cash earnings of Patient Care Coordinators range from $26K on the low end to $61K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $6K and $20K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by geography and tenure. Most Patient Care Coordinators report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,016 - $73,197
$30K
$45K
$73K
MEDIAN: $44,677
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$12.08 - $24.53
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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$0$73K
Salary $30,016 - $73,197
Bonus $289.06 - $5,980
Profit Sharing $297.99 - $19,574
Commission $30.50 - $19,000
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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$25,984 - $61,006
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 463
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $12.08 - $24.53
Hourly Tips $0.38
Overtime $17.68 - $34.69
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $289.06 - $5,980
Commission $30.50 - $19,000
Profit Sharing $297.99 - $19,574
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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$25,984 - $61,006
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,596

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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

  • Perform analytical and data entry tasks.
  • Answer patient calls, emails and questions, including finding answers and insurance estimates.
  • Confidentially manage patient accounts, including contact information, insurance, and financial information.
  • Schedule patient visits and answer pre-visit questions, including about billing and preparation.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

Common Career Paths for Patient Care Coordinator


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It's not very common for Patient Care Coordinators to move on to become Nursing Directors. Average pay for a Nursing Director is $74K annually. An Office Manager role is the most common promotion for Patient Care Coordinators moving up the ladder, and pay for the position tends to be around the $39K mark. Another typical, albeit less common, transition for Patient Care Coordinators is a Patient Coordinator position, where earnings are usually $34K.

Patient Care Coordinator Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Patient Care Coordinator


Dominating the field, Swedish Medical Center, Western Dental Services, Inc., Connect Hearing, Emory Healthcare, and Beltone Hearing Center are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Patient Care Coordinators. Patient Care Coordinators seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at UnitedHealth Group, where the average salary comes to $44K.

Popular Skills for Patient Care Coordinator


Survey takers working as Patient Care Coordinators report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Case Management, Patient Counseling, People Management, and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Bilingual, Medical Terminology, and Billing. 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

Pay by Experience for a Patient Care Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Patient Care Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 1,123 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Patient Care Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 533 salaries. An experienced Patient Care Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 426 salaries. A Patient Care Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 177 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,382

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Patient Care Coordinators, 27 percent above the national average. Patient Care Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+16 percent), New York (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), and Philadelphia (+15 percent). In Portland, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Columbus (6 percent less) and San Diego (3 percent less).

Patient Care Coordinator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Patient Care Coordinator?

Patient Care Coordinator in Battle Creek:
"Satisfayong."
Pros: The clients and watching their growth.
Cons: Incomsientancy with staffing is a struggle.

Patient Care Coordinator in Minneapolis:
"Emotionally rewarding, fairly challenging, very busy."
Pros: People relations, schedule flexible.
Cons: Relationship with Office Manager.

Patient Care Coordinator in Santa Fe:
"Office conditions."
Pros: I like helping people who have limited resources.
Cons: I do not like dealing with insurance companies.

Patient Care Coordinator in Jersey City:
Pros: The hours.
Cons: Negativity among coworkers.

Patient Care Coordinator in San Jose:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Talking with different patients daily and focusing on their concerns and/or questions.
Cons: No always able to get ahold of a patient.

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Key Stats for Patient Care Coordinator

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 304 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Patient Care Coordinator Salaries

▲28%

▲10%

▲4%

National Average
$35,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Patient Care Coordinator Salaries





▲2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲2%

National Average
$35,000




▼4%

Medical Coding
▼6%

▼8%

▼8%

Medical Terminology
▼9%

Bilingual
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 304 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 26%
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