Patient Care Coordinator Salary

Most Patient Care Coordinators in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $15.41 per hour. With some bonuses approaching $2K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $49K, overall incomes of Patient Care Coordinators spread between $25K and $61K depending on individual performance. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and approximately one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$11.29 - $23.78

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,299 - $69,656  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,053  
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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$24,531 - $61,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 443
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.29 - $23.78  
   
Overtime
$8.50 - $34.66  
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 - $2,053  
   
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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$24,531 - $61,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,229
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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. Registered Nurses or Office Managers of Dental Offices are common next-step roles for Patient Care Coordinators moving up in their careers; annual pay for Registered Nurses is $20K higher on average, and it's $6K higher for Office Managers of Dental Offices.

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Salaries are easily beat at Western Dental Services, Inc., where median pay comes to just $24K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $18K and ending at $30K, range in salary is rather small.

Popular Skills for Patient Care Coordinator


Survey results imply that Patient Care Coordinators deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Hospice Care, Case Management, and Patient Counseling 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. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $32K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $36K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Patient Care Coordinators see a median salary of $40K 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 salary of $43K.

Pay Difference by Location


Indianapolis is home to an above-average pay rate for Patient Care Coordinators, 71 percent higher than the national average. Patient Care Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+23 percent), San Francisco (+17 percent), New York (+13 percent), and Chicago (+11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 19 percent south of the national average, can be found in Orlando. Employers also pay below the national average in Albuquerque (17 percent lower) and Charlotte (8 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 11%



Medical Terminology
up arrow 6%

Sales
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National Average
$35,000

Customer Relations
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 4%

Medical Coding
up arrow 4%



up arrow 9%

Bilingual
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 275 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: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 25%
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