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Referral Coordinator Salary

Referral Coordinators in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $14.19 per hour for pay. The bottom of the pay range sits near $10.93 per hour, and the top verges on $18.18. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — approximately one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$24,267 - $51,672
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MEDIAN: $33,175
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,267 - $51,672  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $985  
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$23,056 - $39,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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Hourly Rate
$10.93 - $18.18  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $27.81  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $985  
   
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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$23,056 - $39,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 468
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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, Scheduling, and Medical Records are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Electronic Medical Records and Medical Coding. Those educated in Insurance tend to be well versed in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Referral Coordinator

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


Referral Coordinators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $29K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $31K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $33K in this role. Referral Coordinators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $35K.

Pay Difference by Location


Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Referral Coordinators, 25 percent higher than the national average. Referral Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+25 percent), Atlanta (+21 percent), Portland (+13 percent), and Tacoma (+12 percent). Yakima ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 16 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in San Diego and Chicago (9 percent lower).

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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)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 20%