Patient Coordinator Salary

Women comprise the majority of Patient Coordinators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $15.86 per hour on average. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but the company and experience level are influential factors as well. Most Patient Coordinators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although more than a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and approximately half get dental coverage, too. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,284 - $53,974
$28K
$40K
$54K
MEDIAN: $39,782
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$11.97 - $21.46
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MEDIAN: $15.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,284 - $53,974  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $5,960  
Commission
$3,072  
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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$25,252 - $48,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $21.46  
   
Overtime
$17.97 - $30.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$201.34 - $5,960  
   
Commission
$3,072  
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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$25,252 - $48,902  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 501

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Patient Coordinator


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Many Patient Coordinators move into a Dental Office Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $45K per year.

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Popular Skills for Patient Coordinator


Patient Coordinators report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Fortunate workers who know Social Media Marketing command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 42 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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: $34,589

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For Patient Coordinators, San Diego provides a pay rate that is 32 percent greater than the national average. Patient Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+26 percent), Beverly Hills (+26 percent), Seattle (+25 percent), and New York (+20 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Patient Coordinator's salary, with Oklahoma City Patient Coordinators earning salaries that are 34 percent less than the national average. On the whole, employers pay 18 percent below the median salary for those in this field in St. Louis and Tampa.

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 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
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Patient Coordinator Salaries

▲21%

▲10%

▲6%

National Average
$35,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Patient Coordinator Salaries

Social Media Marketing
▲42%


Accounts Receivable
▲2%

Customer Service
▼0%

Patient Education
▼0%

National Average
$35,000

▼1%

▼1%


Billing
▼3%

Collections
▼4%

Microsoft Office
▼10%

Medical Records
▼13%

Bilingual
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 35%