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 $14.72 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,680 - $49,781
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$36K
$50K
MEDIAN: $36,062
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$11.64 - $18.87
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$0$49K
Salary $24,680 - $49,781
Bonus $201.34 - $2,068
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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$24,298 - $40,655
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 58
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $11.64 - $18.87
Overtime $16.93 - $27.61
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $201.34 - $2,068
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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$24,298 - $40,655
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 633

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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

  • Schedule and confirm patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries and medical consultations.
  • Maintain referral records and report on data.
  • Performs patient referrals and authorizations by completing and submitting documents and discussing with providers, insurance carriers and patients.
  • Ensure that follow-up referral appointments and reports were kept and received.
  • Prepare medical records prior to patient visit.

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Popular Skills for Referral Coordinator


Survey results suggest that Referral Coordinators put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Electronic Medical Records, Referrals, Medical Coding, and Medical Terminology are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 17 percent and 20 percent. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Scheduling.

Pay by Experience Level for Referral Coordinator

Pay by Experience for a Referral Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Referral Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 355 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Referral Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 193 salaries. An experienced Referral Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 151 salaries. A Referral Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 33 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,045

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

Referral Coordinators will find that Portland offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 27 percent. Referral Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+22 percent), San Diego (+17 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), and Puyallup (+4 percent). Trailing the national average by 19 percent, Yakima is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Houston (7 percent lower) and Indianapolis (6 percent lower).

Referral Coordinator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Referral Coordinator?

Referral Coordinator in La Quinta:
"Stressful."
Pros: Submit auths.
Cons: Deal with grumpy patients.

Referral Coordinator in Wilmington:
Pros: Day to day contact with patients along with my team.
Cons: Pay scale.

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Key Stats for Referral Coordinator

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Referral Coordinator Salaries

▲16%

▲13%

▲5%

National Average
$31,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Referral Coordinator Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▲20%

Referrals
▲18%

Medical Coding
▲17%


Insurance
▲1%

National Average
$31,000


▼2%


referral coordinator
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 22%
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