Referral Specialist Salary

Women comprise the majority of Referral Specialists in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $14.76 per hour on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of Referral Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$25,961 - $60,984
$26K
$35K
$61K
MEDIAN: $35,337
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$11.73 - $18.60
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$0$60K
Salary $25,961 - $60,984
Bonus $0.00 - $2,500
Commission $2,100
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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$24,536 - $40,766
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 34
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $11.73 - $18.60
Overtime $18.71 - $28.38
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $0.00 - $2,500
Commission $2,100
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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$24,536 - $40,766
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 289

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Job Description for Referral Specialist

Referral specialists typically work in office settings within the medical field, and are responsible for ensuring that a patient's insurance allows them to access the services of the specialist's health care provider. They also handle the pre-certification of procedures which require the approval of insurance companies. They generally report to an immediate supervisor, but larger practices may employ one specialist to oversee the others. An associate's degree and/or approximately two years of work experience are generally required for the position.

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Referral Specialist 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.

Referral Specialist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Referral Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Referral Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Referral Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 179 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Referral Specialist 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 92 salaries. An experienced Referral Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 73 salaries. A Referral Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 20 salaries.

Referral Specialist Reviews

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

Referral Specialist in Phoenix:
"Challenging, multi-tasking, busy."
Pros: High volume and very busy.
Cons: Lthe team leader and operations manager.

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Key Stats for Referral Specialist

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Referral Specialist Salaries

▲10%

▲8%

▲4%

National Average
$31,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Referral Specialist Salaries

Medical Coding
▲23%

▲1%



National Average
$31,000


Scheduling
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 15%
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