Women account for the majority of Referral Coordinators in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $14.78 per hour. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While roughly one in five report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,258 - $47,069
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$47K
MEDIAN: $36,984
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$11.53 - $18.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,258 - $47,069  
   
Bonus
$205.11 - $2,339  
Profit Sharing
$1,425  
Commission
$7,200  
Total Pay (?
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$24,122 - $40,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.53 - $18.61  
   
Overtime
$16.82 - $26.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$205.11 - $2,339  
   
Commission
$7,200  
Profit Sharing
$1,425  
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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$24,122 - $40,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

  • 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


Referral Coordinators seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Referrals, Electronic Medical Records, Medical Terminology, and Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average. 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $30K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $32K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $34K. Referral Coordinators who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $35K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,280

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

For Referral Coordinators, Portland provides a pay rate that is 26 percent greater than the national average. Referral Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+24 percent), San Diego (+16 percent), Atlanta (+8 percent), and Chicago (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Yakima, which sits 20 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Orlando (10 percent less) and Houston (8 percent less).

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Key Stats for Referral Coordinator

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.
044
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Referral Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Referral Coordinator Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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$31,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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