Patient Coordinator Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Patient Coordinators in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $15.69 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though the specific employer and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. For the most part, Patient Coordinators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although over a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and half get dental coverage, too. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,442 - $56,456
$28K
$40K
$56K
MEDIAN: $39,561
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$11.88 - $21.52
$12
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MEDIAN: $15.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,442 - $56,456  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $5,081  
Commission
$4,000  
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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$25,094 - $48,788  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $21.52  
   
Overtime
$18.15 - $30.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$201.34 - $5,081  
   
Commission
$4,000  
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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$25,094 - $48,788  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 512

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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


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Accounts Receivable, Electronic Medical Records, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Bilingual, Medical Records, and Billing. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Patient Coordinator

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Patient Coordinators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $32K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $36K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Patient Coordinators make a median salary of $38K. Patient Coordinators who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $44K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,247

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

For those looking to make money, Patient Coordinators in San Diego enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Patient Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+28 percent), Beverly Hills (+28 percent), Seattle (+26 percent), and New York (+22 percent). Patient Coordinators in Oklahoma City make 33 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Tampa and St. Louis (19 percent lower and 17 percent lower, respectively).

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 88 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Patient Coordinator Salaries

▲29%

▲12%

▲5%

National Average
$34,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Patient Coordinator Salaries

Microsoft Office
▲12%

Accounts Receivable
▲3%


Customer Service
▼0%

Scheduling
▼0%

Insurance
▼0%

National Average
$34,000

Patient Education
▼1%


Collections
▼3%

Billing
▼6%

Medical Records
▼12%

Bilingual
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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