Patient Coordinator Salary

Patient Coordinators in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $16.12 per hour for pay. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though the specific employer and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Patient Coordinators. Some workers in this field — close to one-third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by close to one-half. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,382 - $56,382
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$39K
$56K
MEDIAN: $39,048
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$12.22 - $21.74
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$0$56K
Salary $29,382 - $56,382
Bonus $101.37 - $5,855
Profit Sharing $1,250
Commission $1,216 - $29,590
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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$25,734 - $49,564
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 121
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $12.22 - $21.74
Overtime $18.15 - $31.40
Annual Data $0$49K
Bonus $101.37 - $5,855
Commission $1,216 - $29,590
Profit Sharing $1,250
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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$25,734 - $49,564
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 590

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Job Description for Patient Coordinator

Hospital stays can be stressful for both patients and their families, and it is essential that the patient receives optimal care, attention, and comfort. The person tasked with overseeing quality standards for patient care is the patient care coordinator. The patient care coordinator takes on an advocacy role, acting as a link between the health care system and the patients under their organization's care. The specific roles of the patient coordinator can vary dramatically, as these professionals are hired by a wide range of health care employers. Generally, the patient coordinator's primary tasks include keeping a line of communication open between the patient and the medical staff to help patients understand their treatment options, review the care patients are receiving, and act on feedback received from the patient. Patient coordinators may take on social worker roles for patients who require it.

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Patient Coordinator Tasks

  • Schedule patient visits and answer pre-visit questions, including about billing and preparation.
  • Perform analytical and data entry tasks.
  • Answer patient calls, emails and questions, including finding answers and insurance estimates.
  • Confidentially manage patient accounts, including contact information, insurance, and financial information.

Common Career Paths for Patient Coordinator


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Patient Coordinators who move on to become Dental Office Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Dental Office Managers get paid an average of $45K per year.

Patient Coordinator Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Patient Coordinator


Popular Skills for Patient Coordinator


Survey results imply that Patient Coordinators deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Fortunate workers who know Social Media Marketing can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 41 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Medical Records, Bilingual, and Microsoft Office. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Patient Coordinator

Pay by Experience for a Patient Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Patient Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 391 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Patient Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 173 salaries. An experienced Patient Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 126 salaries. A Patient Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 47 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,798

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Patient Coordinators will find that San Diego offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 31 percent. Patient Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+26 percent), Beverly Hills (+25 percent), Seattle (+24 percent), and New York (+19 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Oklahoma City Patient Coordinators earning much less — 34 percent less — than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in St. Louis and Tampa (19 percent lower and 18 percent lower, respectively).

Patient Coordinator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Patient Coordinator?

Patient Coordinator in Frederick:
"Rewarding and gratifying to work with people everyday."
Pros: The daily interaction with people and my staff. Very gratifying to grow my staff and to assist in patient care.
Cons: I tend to over volunteer when no one wants to do a job. I sometimes get overwhelmed but I am always able to complete the task I take on on a timely basis. I am very flexible and easy adapt to new new cultures and new ways of doing business. Have worked most of my career in a very corporate professional setting. I ways set my abilities above what is expected of me.

Patient Coordinator in Eden Prairie:
"Always something new."
Pros: I like the interaction with interesting people and I enjoy the wide variety of duties. It can be fast-paced and the hours fly by. The doctor is a great practitioner so I feel good about representing him at the front desk.
Cons: Coworker is relative of dentist. I never know who my boss is.

Patient Coordinator in Plano:
"BOOKING APPOINTMENT, VERIFYING INSURANCE, OFFICE ENVIRONMENT."
Pros: GREAT ATMOSPHERE.
Cons: HOURS.

Patient Coordinator in Fountain Valley:
"Everyday Is A New Day."
Pros: Dealing with plastic surgery comes with very interesting cases and patients. You learn something new everyday and make so many personal connections that it never gets boring!
Cons: There are a lot of steps and responsibilities involved when coordinating surgery for the patient. If you let one thing slip, a whole domino effect will force you to cancel surgery or become a liability to the patient's health or the doctor. So it can be very exhausting and too stressful at times.

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Key Stats for Patient Coordinator

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 121 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Patient Coordinator Salaries

▲20%

▲9%

▲6%

National Average
$35,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Patient Coordinator Salaries

Social Media Marketing
▲41%


Accounts Receivable
▲1%

Customer Service
▼0%

National Average
$35,000

▼1%

▼1%

Patient Education
▼1%


Billing
▼4%

Collections
▼4%

Microsoft Office
▼10%

Bilingual
▼13%

Medical Records
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 35%
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