Referral Coordinator Salary

Most Referral Coordinators in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $14.47 per hour. Compensation ranges between $11.17 per hour and $18.23. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in five lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. Most Referral Coordinators like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,642 - $50,629
(Median)
$25K
$34K
$51K
MEDIAN: $34,015
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$11.17 - $18.23
(Median)
$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,642 - $50,629  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
Commission
$3,700  
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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$23,459 - $39,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.17 - $18.23  
   
Overtime
$8.13 - $27.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
   
Commission
$3,700  
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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$23,459 - $39,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 734
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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


Referral Coordinators report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Medical Terminology, Medical Coding, Insurance, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Electronic Medical Records. The majority of those 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.


For Referral Coordinators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $29K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $31K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $33K in this role. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $34K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,520

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

For those looking to make money, Referral Coordinators in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 24 percent above the national average. Referral Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+17 percent), Boston (+17 percent), Tacoma (+14 percent), and Portland (+11 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Miami is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 9 percent less in San Diego and 6 percent less in Houston, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Referral Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Referral Coordinator Salaries

Medical Terminology
up arrow 16%

Medical Coding
up arrow 1%

Insurance
0%

National Average
$31,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Medical Records
up arrow 2%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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