Enrollment Specialist, Health Care Salary

Earnings for Health Care Enrollment Specialists in the United States come in at around $15.37 per hour on average. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Health Care Enrollment Specialists far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Most Health Care Enrollment Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$28,901 - $55,391
(Median)
$29K
$39K
$55K
MEDIAN: $38,896
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$11.57 - $20.09
(Median)
$12
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,901 - $55,391  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,814  
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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$24,729 - $48,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.57 - $20.09  
   
Overtime
$17.27 - $34.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,814  
   
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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$24,729 - $48,163  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 270
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Job Description for Enrollment Specialist, Health Care

A healthcare enrollment specialist works at medical facilities such as private practices, assisted care facilities, hospitals, and medical study organizations. The enrollment specialist determines patient eligibility for care. The enrollment specialist may be able to recommend certain programs or treatments that the patient might be interested in. Frequently, another part of the job is verifying eligibility for treatments with the insurance companies and then approving the patient for care. A healthcare enrollment specialist may be tasked with obtaining patient records. The healthcare specialist will also be in charge of enrollment and other forms related to medical care and will make sure that they are filed correctly.

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Enrollment Specialist, Health Care Tasks

  • Analyze data to identify trends, opportunities, and potential knowledge gaps.
  • Seek information where gaps are identified.
  • Enter, update, and review data to ensure correct data are available.
  • Understand, explain, and document Medicare and Medicaid needs.

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Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Medical Credentialing, Medicare, Microsoft Excel, and Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Microsoft Office as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Typing and Oral / Verbal Communication also typically command lower compensation. Those with knowledge of Customer Service tend to be skilled in Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Enrollment Specialist, Health Care

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $33K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $36K. For Health Care Enrollment Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $40K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $51K.

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Experience Affects Enrollment Specialist, Health Care Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%

Experienced
up arrow 16%


National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Enrollment Specialist, Health Care Salaries

Medical Credentialing
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Medicare
up arrow 1%

Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare
0%

Insurance
0%

National Average
$34,000

Data Entry
up arrow 3%


Customer Service
up arrow 8%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 8%

Typing
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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