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Patient Coordinator Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Patient Coordinators in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $15.36 per hour. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Patient Coordinators is high. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and approximately one-half have dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$26,977 - $60,935
(Median)
$27K
$38K
$61K
MEDIAN: $37,940
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$11.48 - $20.98
(Median)
$11
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$26,977 - $60,935  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,992  
Profit Sharing
$580 - $7,500  
Commission
$1,935 - $2,442  
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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$24,335 - $49,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.48 - $20.98  
   
Overtime
$12.54 - $30.37  
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.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,992  
   
Commission
$1,935 - $2,442  
Profit Sharing
$580 - $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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$24,335 - $49,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 468

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Job Description for Patient Coordinator

Hospital stays can be stressful for both patients and their families, and it is essential that the patient receives optimal care, attention, and comfort. The person tasked with overseeing quality standards for patient care is the patient care coordinator. The patient care coordinator takes on an advocacy role, acting as a link between the health care system and the patients under their organization's care. The specific roles of the patient coordinator can vary dramatically, as these professionals are hired by a wide range of health care employers. Generally, the patient coordinator's primary tasks include keeping a line of communication open between the patient and the medical staff to help patients understand their treatment options, review the care patients are receiving, and act on feedback received from the patient. Patient coordinators may take on social worker roles for patients who require it.

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Patient Coordinator Tasks

  • Answer patient calls, emails and questions, including finding answers and insurance estimates.
  • Confidentially manage patient accounts, including contact information, insurance, and financial information.
  • Schedule patient visits and answer pre-visit questions, including about billing and preparation.
  • Perform analytical and data entry tasks.

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Popular Skills for Patient Coordinator


Patient Coordinators report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Billing, Insurance, Scheduling, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Medical Records. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Patient Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $31K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $35K. Patient Coordinators see a median salary of $38K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $37K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Patient Coordinators, busy Beverly Hills offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Patient Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+27 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), Houston (+7 percent), and Boston (+7 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 9 percent south of the national average, can be found in St. Louis.

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What is it like working as a Patient Coordinator?

Patient Coordinator in Fountain Valley:
"Everyday Is A New Day."
Pros: Dealing with plastic surgery comes with very interesting cases and patients. You learn something new everyday and make so many personal connections that it never gets boring!
Cons: There are a lot of steps and responsibilities involved when coordinating surgery for the patient. If you let one thing slip, a whole domino effect will force you to cancel surgery or become a liability to the patient's health or the doctor. So it can be very exhausting and too stressful at times.

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Experience Affects Patient Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Patient Coordinator Salaries

Billing
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Scheduling
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Insurance
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Customer Service
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National Average
$34,000

Medical Records
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 30%
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