Referral Coordinator Salary

Referral Coordinators in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $14.75 per hour for pay. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Referral Coordinators is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in five lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,816 - $49,027
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$49K
MEDIAN: $37,000
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$11.56 - $18.70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,816 - $49,027  
   
Bonus
$205.11 - $2,339  
Profit Sharing
$1,425  
Commission
$7,200  
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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$24,169 - $40,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.56 - $18.70  
   
Overtime
$15.88 - $26.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$205.11 - $2,339  
   
Commission
$7,200  
Profit Sharing
$1,425  
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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$24,169 - $40,722  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 557

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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

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

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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 Electronic Medical Records, Referrals, Medical Coding, and Medical Terminology are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 16 percent and 19 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include referral coordinator. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Referral Coordinator

Pay by Experience for a Referral Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Referral Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 355 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Referral Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 193 salaries. An experienced Referral Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 151 salaries. A Referral Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 33 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,247

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

Home to some of the best pay for Referral Coordinators, Portland offers exceptional salaries, 26 percent above the national average. Referral Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+21 percent), San Diego (+16 percent), Atlanta (+8 percent), and Puyallup (+4 percent). Yakima is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 20 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Houston and Indianapolis (8 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Referral Coordinator

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Referral Coordinator Salaries

▲15%

▲12%

▲4%

National Average
$31,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Referral Coordinator Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▲19%

Referrals
▲17%

Medical Coding
▲16%


Insurance
▼0%

National Average
$31,000


▼3%


referral coordinator
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 20%