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Referral Specialist Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Referral Specialist is $13.99 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Referral Specialist Salary (?
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$25,340 - $51,143
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $33,152
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Referral Specialist Salary (?
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$10.46 - $17.67
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,340 - $51,143  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
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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$23,291 - $40,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.46 - $17.67  
   
Overtime
$2.46 - $24.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
   
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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$23,291 - $40,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 165
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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
  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Referral Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Chicago
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National Average
$30,000
Reno
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Referral Specialist Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Referral Specialist in Denver:
"Knowledge."
Make sure that you know your insurances and how they function. Keep up on all changes in the insurance systems so that you keep up.

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Experience Affects Referral Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%
Experienced
up arrow 6%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$30,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Referral Specialist Salaries

Medical Coding
up arrow 9%
National Average
$30,000
Customer Service
up arrow 3%
Scheduling
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 19%