Women comprise the majority of Patient Care Coordinators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $15.85 per hour on average. With bonuses occasionally running north of $6K, profit sharing proceeds sometimes surpassing $48K, and a few commissions as high as $18K, total income for Patient Care Coordinators can range between $25K and $59K according to individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career length, followed by the specific employer and geography. While close to a fourth report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. For the most part, Patient Care Coordinators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$29,773 - $72,569
(Median)
$30K
$44K
$73K
MEDIAN: $43,853
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$11.90 - $24.03
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$12
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,773 - $72,569  
   
Bonus
$300.00 - $5,500  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $48,479  
Commission
$69.04 - $18,393  
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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$25,351 - $58,688  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 425
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.90 - $24.03  
   
Overtime
$17.82 - $34.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$300.00 - $5,500  
   
Commission
$69.04 - $18,393  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $48,479  
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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$25,351 - $58,688  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,465
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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 sometimes assume positions such as Nursing Directors. That role pays $74K per year on average. Becoming an Office Manager is, more often than not, the most common role that Patient Care Coordinators move into when they're ready for the next step in their career. The average salary for the position is $38K. Another frequent advance is for Patient Care Coordinators to assume a Patient Coordinator role; in this role, workers often earn $34K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Patient Care Coordinator


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Patient Care Coordinators include Swedish Medical Center, Connect Hearing, UnitedHealth Group, Western Dental Services, Inc., and Emory Healthcare. Patient Care Coordinators seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Emory Healthcare, where the average salary comes to $42K.

Popular Skills for Patient Care Coordinator


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Hospice Care, Patient Counseling, and Case Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 81 percent, 13 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Bilingual, Billing, and Insurance. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled 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.


For Patient Care Coordinators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $33K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $37K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $39K. As Patient Care Coordinators reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $45K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,037

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Relative to Patient Care Coordinators in the rest of the country, Patient Care Coordinators to the east in Philadelphia, Boston, and New York see salaries beyond the national average. The lowest-paying market is Jacksonville, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Portland (9 percent lower) and Columbus (6 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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Patient Education
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Sales
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National Average
$35,000

Customer Relations
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Customer Service
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Scheduling
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Medical Terminology
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Medical Coding
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up arrow 8%

Bilingual
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 244 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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