Referral Specialist Salary

Referral Specialists in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $14.66 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Referral Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,729 - $45,000
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$34K
$45K
MEDIAN: $34,490
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$11.69 - $18.88
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$24,729 - $45,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
Commission
$2,100  
Total Pay (?
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$24,451 - $40,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Hourly Rate
$11.69 - $18.88  
   
Overtime
$17.69 - $29.00  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,000  
   
Commission
$2,100  
Total Pay (?
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$24,451 - $40,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 272
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Referral Specialist

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


Referral Specialists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $30K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $32K. For Referral Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $34K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

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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 55 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Referral Specialist Salaries

▲10%

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$31,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Referral Specialist Salaries

Medical Coding
▲23%

▲2%



National Average
$31,000


Scheduling
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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