Authorization Coordinator Salary

Women account for the majority of Authorization Coordinators in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $15.32 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by about one-half. For the most part, Authorization Coordinators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,630 - $53,178
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$38K
$53K
MEDIAN: $37,969
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$12.43 - $20.02
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$0$53K
Salary $24,630 - $53,178
Bonus $98.63 - $1,987
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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$25,913 - $44,450
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 24
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $12.43 - $20.02
Overtime $17.88 - $29.15
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $98.63 - $1,987
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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$25,913 - $44,450
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 220

Job Description for Authorization Coordinator

Authorization coordinators serve a clerical and managerial role and are responsible for verifying patient-eligibility, coordinating benefits, and facilitating insurance coverage, as well as addressing patients' concerns regarding authorization and turnaround. These coordinators may use Microsoft Office programs and should have prior experience in medical coding, and they typically work for health care companies in an office setting during regular business hours.

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Authorization Coordinator Tasks

  • Interview and assist patients with authorization documents, as appropriate.
  • Maintain appropriate logs or reports according to professional, state, and federal requirements.
  • Monitor and track patient authorizations, informing supervisor of any expired dates.
  • Ensure payment for services by verifying benefits with insurance provider.
  • Obtain, review and input insurance authorization and referrals prior to patient services.

Authorization Coordinator Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Authorization Coordinator

Pay by Experience for an Authorization Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Authorization Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 116 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Authorization Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Authorization Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 43 salaries. An Authorization Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for Authorization Coordinator

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Authorization Coordinator Salaries

Late-Career
▲8%

▲4%

▲2%

National Average
$33,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Authorization Coordinator Salaries

Insurance
▲11%

Scheduling
▲2%

National Average
$33,000



Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼8%

Customer Service
▼9%

Microsoft Office
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 28%