Referral Coordinator Salary (United States)

Women comprise the majority of Referral Coordinators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $14.18 per hour on average. Compensation starts at $10.96 per hour and can reach $18.25. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. 20 percent of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, most report medical coverage and more than half claim dental coverage as well. Work is enjoyable for the better half of Referral Coordinators who claim high levels of job satisfaction. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Referral Coordinator Salary (?
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$23,954 - $52,979
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $33,339
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Referral Coordinator Salary (?
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$10.96 - $18.25
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$23,954 - $52,979  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $997  
Total Pay (?
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$23,107 - $39,169  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.96 - $18.25  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $27.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $997  
   
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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$23,107 - $39,169  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 404
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Job Description for Referral Coordinator

  • 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Medical Coding. It is often found that people who know Insurance are also skilled in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Referral Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Referral Coordinators, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. New salaries start at $29K and reach $31K in five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $33K. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Referral Coordinators encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $34K annually. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 22 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 5 percent. Most of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Atlanta
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Portland
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Tacoma
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Jacksonville
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Phoenix
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National Average
$30,000
Richmond
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Orlando
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Houston
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San Diego
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Yakima
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For Referral Coordinators, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 24 percent greater than the national average. Other big spenders include Atlanta, Portland, Tacoma, and Jacksonville, top-paying cities where Referral Coordinators see paychecks higher than average (+18 percent, +12 percent, +12 percent, and +6 percent). Yakima is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average. Workers in San Diego and Houston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (-10 percent and -6 percent).

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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

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 20%
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