Referral Coordinator Salary (United States)

The larger portion of Referral Coordinators in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $14.18 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.96 per hour on the low end to $18.25 on the higher side. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about one-fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by most and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Job satisfaction for Referral Coordinators is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Referral Coordinator Salary (?
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$23,954 - $52,979
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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  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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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  
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

Survey results imply that Referral Coordinators put a diverse skill set to use. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Medical Coding. Those proficient in Insurance are, more often than not, 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 Referral Coordinators, experience in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. Salaries start at $29K, which grows to $31K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $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 about one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, 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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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Referral Coordinators will find that Seattle offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 24 percent. Also paying near the top of the field are Atlanta, Portland, Tacoma, and Jacksonville, where Referral Coordinators annually earn 18 percent, 12 percent, 12 percent, and 6 percent more than the national average. In Yakima, salaries are 16 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Diego and Houston (-10 percent and -6 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects Referral Coordinator Salaries

National Average
$30,000

Skills That Affect Referral Coordinator Salaries

Insurance
0%
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%