Patient Coordinator Salary

Patient Coordinators in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $16.14 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by the company and years of experience. While about one in three report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and close to one-half have dental, as well. The majority of Patient Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$29,193 - $55,604
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$40K
$56K
MEDIAN: $39,721
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$12.16 - $21.85
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$0$55K
Salary $29,193 - $55,604
Bonus $101.37 - $6,040
Profit Sharing $1,250
Commission $1,216 - $29,590
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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$25,694 - $49,814
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 119
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $12.16 - $21.85
Overtime $18.20 - $31.25
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $101.37 - $6,040
Commission $1,216 - $29,590
Profit Sharing $1,250
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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$25,694 - $49,814
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 555

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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.

Common Career Paths for Patient Coordinator


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Patient Coordinators who move on to become Dental Office Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Dental Office Managers get paid an average of $45K per year.

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Popular Skills for Patient Coordinator


Patient Coordinators seem to require a rather large skill set. Fortunate workers who know Social Media Marketing command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 40 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Medical Records, Bilingual, and Microsoft Office. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled in Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Patient Coordinator

Pay by Experience for a Patient Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Patient Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 391 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Patient Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 173 salaries. An experienced Patient Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 126 salaries. A Patient Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 47 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,973

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Diego offers some of the highest pay in the country for Patient Coordinators, 31 percent above the national average. Patient Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+25 percent), Beverly Hills (+25 percent), Seattle (+24 percent), and New York (+19 percent). Patient Coordinators in Oklahoma City take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 34 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in St. Louis and Tampa (19 percent lower).

Patient Coordinator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Patient Coordinator?

Patient Coordinator in Frederick:
"Rewarding and gratifying to work with people everyday."
Pros: The daily interaction with people and my staff. Very gratifying to grow my staff and to assist in patient care.
Cons: I tend to over volunteer when no one wants to do a job. I sometimes get overwhelmed but I am always able to complete the task I take on on a timely basis. I am very flexible and easy adapt to new new cultures and new ways of doing business. Have worked most of my career in a very corporate professional setting. I ways set my abilities above what is expected of me.

Patient Coordinator in Eden Prairie:
"Always something new."
Pros: I like the interaction with interesting people and I enjoy the wide variety of duties. It can be fast-paced and the hours fly by. The doctor is a great practitioner so I feel good about representing him at the front desk.
Cons: Coworker is relative of dentist. I never know who my boss is.

Patient Coordinator in Plano:
"BOOKING APPOINTMENT, VERIFYING INSURANCE, OFFICE ENVIRONMENT."
Pros: GREAT ATMOSPHERE.
Cons: HOURS.

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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Key Stats for Patient Coordinator

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 114 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Patient Coordinator Salaries

▲20%

▲9%

▲5%

National Average
$35,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Patient Coordinator Salaries

Social Media Marketing
▲40%


Accounts Receivable
▼0%

National Average
$35,000

Customer Service
▼1%

Patient Education
▼1%

▼2%

▼2%


Billing
▼4%

Collections
▼5%

Microsoft Office
▼11%

Medical Records
▼14%

Bilingual
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 34%
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