When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($21.06 per hour) can be spotted in Anaheim, Calif.; Annapolis, Md. (approximately $19.71), Frisco, Texas (around $17.00), and Tacoma, Wash. (about $16.96) are the next top-paying cities. At $14.73, Lincoln, Neb. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of California, where they average to $20.40 per hour.
Bringing in the most money are Patient Advocates — their earnings average $18.00 per hour. Medical Writers are a close second at $17.85 along with Patient Account Representatives (around $17.23) and Registered Medical Coders (about $15.48). Patient Services Representatives make an average $13.65, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $15.26 per hour on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Conifer Health Solutions employees (36 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $16.03 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified Patient Account Technicians earn approximately $17.90 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Conifer Health Solutions compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at around $17.00 per hour.
In this position, it pays to have Accounts Receivable in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $17.69 per hour. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just over two-fifths of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Insurance, Data Entry, and Medical Coding.
With a more than 3 to 1 female-to-male ratio, women represent the better half of Conifer Health Solutions' employees who responded to the survey.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Conifer Health Solutions gives paid vacation days to 37 percent and sick leave to 23 percent. Most employees contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. A large number of workers can count on health insurance, and a large number of survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. The list of perks also includes life insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.