Hospital Registrar Salary

The larger portion of Hospital Registrars in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $13.16 per hour. Compensation ranges from $10.42 per hour on the lower end to $18.12 on the higher end. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Hospital Registrars. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,159 - $41,703
(Median)
$22K
$31K
$42K
MEDIAN: $30,691
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$10.42 - $18.12
(Median)
$10
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$22,159 - $41,703  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $986  
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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$21,943 - $39,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.42 - $18.12  
   
Overtime
$12.92 - $26.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $986  
   
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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$21,943 - $39,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 231
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Job Description for Hospital Registrar

Hospital registrars are in charge of collecting patient information and verifying insurance detail on behalf of their organization. They are responsible for gathering payment data, keeping accurate records of patient interactions, and handling other tasks at a hospital information desk. Registrars must relay important information to patients and respond to any inquiries. Their main responsibilities also include interviewing patients for account details, ensuring charts and documents are completed. authorizing insurance, and calculating financial details on patient liability. They also gather patient consent forms and signatures for treatments and interventions, as well as process patient requests and applications in a timely manner.

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Hospital Registrar Tasks

  • Interview incoming patient or representative and enter information required for admission into computer database.
  • Ensure that patient information and necessary signatures are collected and that patients are aware of hospital policies and procedures.
  • Collect co-pays and deductibles from patients.
  • Arrange efficient and orderly admission of patients.
  • Distribute appropriate information to ancillary departments.

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Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Electronic Medical Records, Insurance, Typing, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Bilingual. Customer Service and Insurance are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Registrar

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


Hospital Registrars with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $26K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $29K. Hospital Registrars claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $33K. Hospital Registrars who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Hospital Registrar Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Hospital Registrar Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%

Insurance
0%

National Average
$28,000

Typing
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Bilingual
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 20%
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