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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 $15.20 per hour. The range in cash compensation to Patient Care Coordinators (largely between $24K and $62K) includes potential earnings of $2K from bonuses, $6K from profit sharing, and commissions of $14K in exceptional cases. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Patient Care Coordinators report high levels of job satisfaction. While approximately one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,189 - $69,572
(Median)
$29K
$43K
$70K
MEDIAN: $43,465
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$10.93 - $24.05
(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
$29,189 - $69,572  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
Profit Sharing
$1.07 - $5,960  
Commission
$-0.50 - $14,047  
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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$24,153 - $61,843  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 386
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
$10.93 - $24.05  
   
Overtime
$5.74 - $34.82  
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 - $2,043  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $14,047  
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).
)
$24,153 - $61,843  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 998
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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 not commonly seen, Patient Care Coordinators who transition into a Nursing Director position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Nursing Directors is $73K per year. 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 Skills for Patient Care Coordinator


Survey results suggest that Patient Care Coordinators put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Hospice Care, People Management, and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 82 percent, 24 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $32K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $36K. Patient Care Coordinators see a median salary of $39K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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


With a pay rate for Patient Care Coordinators that is 21 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Patient Care Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+19 percent), Houston (+14 percent), Minneapolis (+9 percent), and Chicago (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Albuquerque, which sits 17 percent below the national average. Workers in Orlando and Charlotte earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less and 7 percent less, 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%



up arrow 8%

Customer Relations
0%

National Average
$35,000

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Medical Coding
up arrow 4%



up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 264 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 26%