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Referral Coordinator Salary

Women comprise the majority of Referral Coordinators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $14.34 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $11.02 per hour to $17.97. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. The majority of Referral Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,489 - $51,257
(Median)
$24K
$34K
$51K
MEDIAN: $33,817
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$11.02 - $17.97
(Median)
$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,489 - $51,257  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
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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$23,185 - $38,785  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.02 - $17.97  
   
Overtime
$6.63 - $27.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
   
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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$23,185 - $38,785  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 550

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Job Description for Referral Coordinator

A referral coordinator works in the medical field, at medical institutions such as private practices and hospitals. The position generally requires at least an associate’s degree, and it often requires experience in the health care field. The referral coordinator oversees patient billing and should have experience with billing and be comfortable using medical coding. Some positions also require the referral coordinator to be a certified medical reimbursement specialist.

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Referral Coordinator Tasks

  • Ensure that follow-up referral appointments and reports were kept and received.
  • Prepare medical records prior to patient visit.
  • Performs patient referrals and authorizations by completing and submitting documents and discussing with providers, insurance carriers and patients.
  • Schedule and confirm patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries and medical consultations.
  • Maintain referral records and report on data.

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Popular Skills for Referral Coordinator


Referral Coordinators report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Insurance, Customer Service, Medical Records, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Electronic Medical Records and Medical Coding. Most people familiar with Insurance also know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Referral Coordinator

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


For Referral Coordinators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $29K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $31K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $33K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $34K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Referral Coordinators that is 26 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Referral Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Tacoma (+21 percent), Boston (+18 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), and Portland (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Yakima, which sits 17 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are San Diego (9 percent less) and Jacksonville (3 percent less).

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Experience Affects Referral Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Referral Coordinator Salaries

Insurance
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National Average
$30,000

Customer Service
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Scheduling
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Medical Records
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Medical Coding
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 21%
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