Patient Coordinator Salary

Most Patient Coordinators in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $15.34 per hour. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Patient Coordinators like their work and job satisfaction is high. While just under one in three report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and nearly one-half have dental, as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$26,658 - $60,921

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$11.55 - $20.75

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$26,658 - $60,921  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,030  
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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$24,452 - $48,571  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.55 - $20.75  
   
Overtime
$13.05 - $30.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,030  
   
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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$24,452 - $48,571  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 503
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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Billing, Insurance, Scheduling, and Collections are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Patient Coordinator

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $31K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $35K. Patient Coordinators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $38K. Patient Coordinators who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $37K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Patient Coordinators, Beverly Hills provides a pay rate that is 31 percent greater than the national average. Patient Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+30 percent), New York (+28 percent), Denver (+25 percent), and Seattle (+12 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, St. Louis is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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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
$33,000


Skills That Affect Patient Coordinator Salaries

Billing
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Insurance
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Scheduling
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Customer Service
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Collections
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National Average
$33,000

Medical Records
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 31%
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