Patient Care Coordinator Salary

Most Patient Care Coordinators in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $15.39 per hour. With bonuses occasionally running north of $2K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $49K, and a few commissions as high as $14K, total income for Patient Care Coordinators can range between $24K and $61K according to individual performance. While career length and the individual firm impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. While around one in four report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,175 - $69,888
(Median)
$29K
$44K
$70K
MEDIAN: $43,657
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$11.21 - $23.80
(Median)
$11
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,175 - $69,888  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,349  
Profit Sharing
$1.21 - $48,936  
Commission
$345.21 - $14,358  
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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$24,443 - $61,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 440
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.21 - $23.80  
   
Overtime
$7.14 - $34.77  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,349  
   
Commission
$345.21 - $14,358  
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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$24,443 - $61,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,197
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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 Patient Care Coordinators do not often become Nursing Directors, the job pays $73K per year on average. Patient Care Coordinators most often move into positions as Registered Nurses or Office Managers of Dental Offices; those groups report median salaries that are $20K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Patient Care Coordinator


Western Dental Services, Inc. offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $24K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $18K to $30K.

Popular Skills for Patient Care Coordinator


Patient Care Coordinators report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Hospice Care, Case Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 82 percent, 43 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. The majority of those who know 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. 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 $36K. For Patient Care Coordinators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $39K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $43K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for Patient Care Coordinators, 23 percent above the national average. Patient Care Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+18 percent), New York (+14 percent), Chicago (+13 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). Orlando is the lowest-paying area, 19 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Albuquerque and Charlotte (17 percent lower and 9 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 82%

Case Management
up arrow 43%


Patient Counseling
up arrow 11%


Medical Terminology
up arrow 3%

Sales
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National Average
$35,000

Customer Relations
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Medical Coding
up arrow 4%



up arrow 10%

Bilingual
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 280 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: 70% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 26%
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