Referral Coordinator Salary

Women comprise the majority of Referral Coordinators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $14.38 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $11.08 per hour and $17.96. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over a fifth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. Most Referral Coordinators report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$25,250 - $51,291

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$11.08 - $17.96

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,250 - $51,291  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $962  
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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$23,335 - $39,016  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.08 - $17.96  
   
Overtime
$6.75 - $27.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $962  
   
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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$23,335 - $39,016  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 601
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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 imply that Referral Coordinators put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Insurance, Customer Service, Medical Records, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Electronic Medical Records 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $29K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $31K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $33K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $34K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Referral Coordinators, 25 percent higher than the national average. Referral Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+18 percent), Boston (+17 percent), Portland (+11 percent), and Chicago (+10 percent). Miami is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Diego and San Antonio (6 percent lower and 3 percent lower, 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

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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