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Patient Care Coordinator Salary

The larger portion of Patient Care Coordinators in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $15.34 per hour. In the world of Patient Care Coordinators, overall cash earnings stretch from $24K near the bottom to $61K near the top; these packages encompass bonuses that run close to $2K and profit sharing that can (albeit rarely) exceed $50K, along with commissions approaching $14K. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though tenure and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, approximately one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$29,024 - $70,340
(Median)
$29K
$43K
$70K
MEDIAN: $43,213
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90%

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$11.12 - $23.84
(Median)
$11
$15
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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50%
90%

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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
$29,024 - $70,340  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,057  
Profit Sharing
$1.07 - $49,665  
Commission
$339.35 - $13,953  
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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$24,435 - $61,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 425
National Hourly Rate 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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.12 - $23.84  
   
Overtime
$6.97 - $34.64  
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.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,057  
   
Commission
$339.35 - $13,953  
Profit Sharing
$1.07 - $49,665  
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).
)
$24,435 - $61,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,148

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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 do not often transition into Nursing Director roles. The role averages $73K per year. It is quite typical for Patient Care Coordinators to transition into roles as Registered Nurses or Office Managers of Dental Offices, where reported median earnings are $20K and $6K higher per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Patient Care Coordinator


Western Dental Services, Inc. offers the least pay with a median salary of $23K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $30K.

Popular Skills for Patient Care Coordinator


Survey takers working as Patient Care Coordinators report using a large range of professional skills. 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, 47 percent, and 13 percent, respectively. Those listing Bilingual as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Billing and Insurance also typically command lower compensation. Most people 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.


For Patient Care Coordinators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $32K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $36K. Patient Care Coordinators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $39K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $44K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 23 percent, Patient Care Coordinators in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Patient Care Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+19 percent), Chicago (+11 percent), Houston (+11 percent), and Austin (+7 percent). Orlando ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Albuquerque (17 percent less) and Charlotte (8 percent less).

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Experience Affects Patient Care Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Patient Care Coordinator Salaries

Hospice Care
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Case Management
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Sales
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National Average
$35,000

Customer Relations
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Medical Coding
up arrow 8%

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Bilingual
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 284 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
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 25%
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