Enrollment Specialist, Health Care Salary

Health Care Enrollment Specialists in the United States take home approximately $14.90 per hour on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (84 percent) of Health Care Enrollment Specialists who took the survey are female. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,554 - $51,823
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$39K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,021
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$11.51 - $19.70
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,554 - $51,823  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,910  
Total Pay (?
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$24,735 - $47,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.51 - $19.70  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $29.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,910  
   
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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$24,735 - $47,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 191
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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 results suggest that Health Care Enrollment Specialists put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Insurance, Microsoft Excel, Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare, and Medicaid Enrollment are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Microsoft Office as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Service and Medicaid Enrollment also typically command lower compensation.

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, more experience generally translates to higher pay. 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 $36K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $40K in this role. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $50K.

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Experience Affects Enrollment Specialist, Health Care Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Enrollment Specialist, Health Care Salaries

Insurance
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$34,000

Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare
up arrow 2%

Medicaid Enrollment
up arrow 6%

Customer Service
up arrow 15%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 18%
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