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Patient Care Coordinator Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Patient Care Coordinators in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $15.33 per hour. Cash earnings for Patient Care Coordinators — which occasionally include more than $2K from bonuses and more than $49K from profit sharing — stretch from around $24K to approximately $62K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by years of experience and the specific company. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Patient Care Coordinators. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by a majority. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,847 - $70,277
(Median)
$29K
$44K
$70K
MEDIAN: $43,545
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$11.09 - $24.18
(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
$28,847 - $70,277  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,327  
Profit Sharing
$1.14 - $49,316  
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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$24,344 - $61,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 407
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
$11.09 - $24.18  
   
Overtime
$6.97 - $34.90  
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 - $2,327  
   
Commission
$339.35 - $13,953  
Profit Sharing
$1.14 - $49,316  
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).
)
$24,344 - $61,574  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,101

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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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Popular Employer Salaries for Patient Care Coordinator


The lowest salaries can be found at Western Dental Services, Inc. — median pay is $23K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $18K and only reaching $30K.

Popular Skills for Patient Care Coordinator


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Hospice Care, People Management, and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 81 percent, 14 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Billing, Insurance, and Medical Coding. Those familiar with Customer Service also tend to 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.


Patient Care Coordinators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $32K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $37K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $39K in this role. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $44K.

Pay Difference by Location


Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Patient Care Coordinators, 22 percent higher than the national average. Patient Care Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+19 percent), Houston (+11 percent), Chicago (+11 percent), and Austin (+8 percent). With compensation 17 percent below the national average, Albuquerque is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Dallas and Orlando (12 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
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National Average
$35,000

Customer Relations
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Medical Coding
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 283 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: 70% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 26%