Referral Coordinator Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Referral Coordinators in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $14.47 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $11.17 per hour to $18.23. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Nearly one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,642 - $50,629
(Median)
$25K
$34K
$51K
MEDIAN: $34,015
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$11.17 - $18.23
(Median)
$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,642 - $50,629  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
Commission
$3,700  
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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$23,459 - $39,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.17 - $18.23  
   
Overtime
$8.13 - $27.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
   
Commission
$3,700  
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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$23,459 - $39,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 734
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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 Medical Terminology, Medical Coding, Insurance, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Electronic Medical Records. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Referral Coordinator

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Referral Coordinators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $29K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $31K. Referral Coordinators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $33K. Referral Coordinators who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $34K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,520

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

Home to some of the best pay for Referral Coordinators, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 24 percent above the national average. Referral Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+17 percent), Boston (+17 percent), Tacoma (+14 percent), and Portland (+11 percent). In Miami, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in San Diego and Houston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Referral Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Referral Coordinator Salaries

Medical Terminology
up arrow 16%

Medical Coding
up arrow 1%

Insurance
0%

National Average
$31,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Medical Records
up arrow 2%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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