Residency Program Coordinator Salary
Job Description for Residency Program Coordinator
Residency program coordinators are responsible for the administrative duties surrounding a medical residency program within a teaching hospital or medical facility. Coordinators work closely with medical residents (student doctors in training), helping ensure that they are getting the education needed and are on track for graduation. Ensuring that their site can earn full accreditation is also a main focus for program coordinators. They must remain up-to-date and knowledgeable of accreditation standards to ensure compliance.Read More...
Residency program coordinators are responsible for ensuring their program runs smoothly and typically report to a residency program director. Coordinators often play a role in vetting resident applicants and choosing students for admittance into the program. Coordinators are also in charge of filing paperwork, meeting deadlines, and working with computer databases.
Excellent organization, analytical, and communication skills are required of successful coordinators. The environment is fast-paced and ever-changing, and coordinators often need to be able to think on their feet and work independently. Coordinators typically work indoors in an office environment. Work is year-round and particularly heavy in the summer, as most programs begin in July.
No specific education is required of residency program coordinators. Typically, coordinators must have at least five years of related experience, generally in specific medical specialties with responsibility for managing students and completing general healthcare administration tasks such as budgeting and scheduling. Relevant certification may be preferred as well.
Residency Program Coordinator Tasks
- Match residents and their areas of medical interest at teaching hospital for residency training.
- Review medical school records and qualifications of applicants to guarantee facility has medical residents appropriate to hospital goals.
- Interact with doctors, fellows, administrators and institutional and regulatory agencies to ensure correct placement of resident physicians.
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Pay by Experience Level for Residency Program Coordinator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Residency Program Coordinators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $42K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $45K. For Residency Program Coordinators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $50K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $56K.
Pay Difference by Location
Surpassing the national average by 29 percent, Residency Program Coordinators in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Residency Program Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+23 percent), Houston (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+12 percent), and Miami (+11 percent). Trailing the national average by 17 percent, Detroit is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Little Rock (9 percent lower) and Atlanta (4 percent lower).