Patient Care Coordinator Salary (United States)

Patient Care Coordinators in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $15.16 per hour for pay. Compensation generally starts at $10.88 per hour and does not exceed $24.35. Total cash compensation to Patient Care Coordinators bottoms out near $28,660 and approaches $68,533 on the high end; the bigger paychecks include approximately $2,005 from bonuses and almost $5,960 from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. While some workers in this profession—26 percent—do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Patient Care Coordinators is high. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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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MEDIAN: $15.00
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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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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.
  • Supervise home health aid staff and give clinical direction.
  • Assist in hiring, training and reviewing performance of nursing and clinical aid staff.
  • Confidentially manage patient accounts, including contact information, insurance, and financial information.
  • Answer patient calls, emails and questions, including finding answers and insurance estimates.
  • Perform analytical and data entry tasks.
  • Schedule patient visits and answer pre-visit questions, including about billing and preparation.
  • Maintain knowledge of insurance requirements in managed care plans.
  • Prepare and maintain resource data for utilization activities.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

Common Career Paths for Patient Care Coordinator

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Though it's uncommon, some Patient Care Coordinators move into roles as Nursing Directors, bringing in an extra $38K per year. Registered Nurses or Dental Office Managers are common next-step roles for Patient Care Coordinators moving up in the field, where annual pay increases by $20K or $6,137, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Patient Care Coordinator

Patient Care Coordinators report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Billing, Insurance, and Customer Service. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent 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 salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $33K to $36K. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $39K. As Patient Care Coordinators reach two decades on the job, salary growth continues, albeit at a slower pace, with pay averaging $42K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 17 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, a majority land within this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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$35,000
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Surpassing the national average by 23 percent, Patient Care Coordinators in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Other big spenders include San Francisco, Houston, Austin, and Denver, top-paying cities where Patient Care Coordinators see paychecks higher than average (+20 percent, +13 percent, +8 percent, and +6 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Albuquerque is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Orlando (-15 percent) and Charlotte (-7 percent).

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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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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%
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