Referral Coordinator Salary

The larger portion of Referral Coordinators in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $14.38 per hour. Pay generally varies between $11.05 per hour and $17.95. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Although somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Referral Coordinators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,115 - $51,405
(Median)
$25K
$34K
$51K
MEDIAN: $34,134
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$11.05 - $17.95
(Median)
$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,115 - $51,405  
   
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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$23,264 - $38,891  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.05 - $17.95  
   
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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$23,264 - $38,891  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 589
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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 show that Referral Coordinators use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Insurance, Customer Service, Medical Records, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Medical Records 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Referral Coordinators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $29K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $31K. On average, Referral Coordinators make $33K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $34K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Referral Coordinators, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 24 percent above 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: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 22%
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