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Referral Coordinator Salary

Most Referral Coordinators in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $14.29 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $11.01 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $18.02. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$24,416 - $51,296
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$24K
$33K
$51K
MEDIAN: $33,479
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$11.01 - $18.02
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$11
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,416 - $51,296  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $992  
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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$23,160 - $38,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.01 - $18.02  
   
Overtime
$6.49 - $27.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $992  
   
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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$23,160 - $38,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 534

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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 put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Insurance, Customer Service, Medical Records, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 many Referral Coordinators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $29K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $31K. Referral Coordinators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $33K. 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


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 Tacoma (+22 percent), Boston (+19 percent), Atlanta (+17 percent), and Portland (+12 percent). Yakima ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 17 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in San Diego (10 percent lower) and San Antonio (5 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Referral Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Referral Coordinator Salaries

Insurance
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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 104 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 21%