Women comprise the majority of Referral Coordinators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $14.74 per hour on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Referral Coordinators. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$24,990 - $49,194
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$25K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,208
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90%

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$11.50 - $18.39
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$11
$15
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,990 - $49,194  
   
Bonus
$200.44 - $2,349  
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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$24,072 - $40,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.50 - $18.39  
   
Overtime
$16.02 - $26.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$200.44 - $2,349  
   
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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$24,072 - $40,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 571
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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 suggest that Referral Coordinators use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Electronic Medical Records, Referrals, Insurance, and Medical Coding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Medical Terminology and referral coordinator. Most people who know Customer Service also know Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Referral Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Referral Coordinators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $30K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $32K. Referral Coordinators see a median salary of $34K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Referral Coordinators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $35K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,169

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

For Referral Coordinators, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Referral Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+16 percent), Chicago (+10 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), and San Antonio (+5 percent). In Yakima, salaries are 19 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Houston and Indianapolis (8 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Referral Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Referral Coordinator Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 19%

Referrals
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National Average
$31,000

Insurance
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Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Medical Records
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Medical Coding
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
up arrow 3%

referral coordinator
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Medical Terminology
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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