Hospital Registrar Salary

Most Hospital Registrars in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $13.12 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.37 per hour on the low end to $18.01 on the high end. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but career duration and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Hospital Registrars. Some workers in this field — roughly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$23,903 - $40,572
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$24K
$30K
$41K
MEDIAN: $29,978
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$10.37 - $18.01
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$23,903 - $40,572  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $974  
Total Pay (?
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$22,030 - $38,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.37 - $18.01  
   
Overtime
$9.70 - $26.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $974  
   
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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$22,030 - $38,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 324
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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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Popular Skills for Hospital Registrar


Hospital Registrars generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Collections, Electronic Medical Records, Insurance, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Medical Terminology, Bilingual, and Typing. Most people who know Customer Service also know Typing.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Registrar

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Hospital Registrars — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $26K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $30K. Hospital Registrars claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $32K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Hospital Registrar Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Hospital Registrar Salaries

Collections
up arrow 4%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$28,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Insurance
up arrow 1%

Typing
up arrow 4%

Bilingual
up arrow 6%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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