Enrollment Specialist, Health Care Salary

Health Care Enrollment Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $15.37 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. There are far more female Health Care Enrollment Specialists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 86 percent. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,901 - $55,391
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$29K
$39K
$55K
MEDIAN: $38,896
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$11.57 - $20.09
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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 (?
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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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Health Care Enrollment Specialists seem to require a rather large skill set. 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. Aptitude in Customer Service tends to also indicate an understanding 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.


Health Care Enrollment Specialists with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $33K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $36K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings 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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