Referral Coordinator Salary

Women comprise the majority of Referral Coordinators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $14.39 per hour on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $11.04 per hour and $17.96. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. For the most part, Referral Coordinators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,071 - $51,482
(Median)
$25K
$34K
$51K
MEDIAN: $34,228
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$11.04 - $17.96
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$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,071 - $51,482  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $965  
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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$23,231 - $38,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.04 - $17.96  
   
Overtime
$6.68 - $26.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $965  
   
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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$23,231 - $38,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 583
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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


Survey results suggest that Referral Coordinators put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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. Those familiar with Insurance also tend to 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $29K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $31K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $33K in this role. Referral Coordinators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $34K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Referral Coordinators, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 24 percent greater than the national average. Referral Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+17 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), Portland (+11 percent), and Chicago (+11 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Miami. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are San Diego (6 percent less) and San Antonio (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)
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 106 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
23%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 22%
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