Health Care Enrollment Specialists in the United States can expect wages of $15.51 per hour on average. Career length and the particular city 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. Though the majority of Health Care Enrollment Specialists do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,444 - $57,136
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MEDIAN: $39,402
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$11.90 - $20.44
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$28,444 - $57,136  
   
Bonus
$304.10 - $4,872  
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$25,255 - $49,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.90 - $20.44  
   
Overtime
$14.75 - $36.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$304.10 - $4,872  
   
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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$25,255 - $49,755  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 254
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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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Popular Skills for Enrollment Specialist, Health Care


Survey results imply that Health Care Enrollment Specialists deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, facility with Medical Credentialing and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 33 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Those listing Microsoft Office as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Typing and Oral / Verbal Communication also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare.

Pay by Experience Level for Enrollment Specialist, Health Care

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


For many Health Care Enrollment Specialists, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $33K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $35K. Health Care Enrollment Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. Health Care Enrollment Specialists who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $49K.

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Experience Affects Enrollment Specialist, Health Care Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%



National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Enrollment Specialist, Health Care Salaries

Medical Credentialing
up arrow 33%

Data Entry
up arrow 5%

Medicare
up arrow 2%

Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare
0%

National Average
$34,000

Medicaid Enrollment
up arrow 3%

Insurance
up arrow 3%



Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 7%

Typing
up arrow 15%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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