Intake Coordinators in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $15.23 per hour for pay. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Intake Coordinators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Roughly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,862 - $57,268
(Median)
$29K
$39K
$57K
MEDIAN: $38,828
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90%

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$11.61 - $21.54
(Median)
$12
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$28,862 - $57,268  
   
Bonus
$10.14 - $3,589  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$24,881 - $49,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 258
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.61 - $21.54  
   
Overtime
$17.46 - $36.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$10.14 - $3,589  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$24,881 - $49,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 658
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Job Description for Intake Coordinator

The intake coordinator is a front-desk individual employed in a health care facility. These coordinators are responsible for the admission and registration of incoming patients, and they are often the first employee patients encounter. The intake coordinator makes sure that all required patient information is received and processed and that appointments are made with the proper medical personnel. The intake coordinator is also often tasked with clerical duties such as managing paperwork, handling data entry, engaging with insurance companies over claims, and answering phones.

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Intake Coordinator Tasks

  • Review referrals and verify all physician information.
  • Initiate contact to gather required clinical and demographic data from patient and sources.
  • Determine need for case management intervention.
  • Schedule assessments and complete necessary paperwork.

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Intake Coordinators' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinator. Median pay for Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators is $37K.

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Popular Skills for Intake Coordinator


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Counseling, Oral / Verbal Communication, Customer Relationship Management, and Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Medical Coding as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Customer Relations and Medical Terminology also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Intake Coordinator

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $32K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $37K. Intake Coordinators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $38K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $41K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,958

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Relative to Intake Coordinators in the rest of the country, Intake Coordinators in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento see salaries beyond the national average. In fact, these California cities offer more pay than any other American city. Richmond is the lowest-paying area, 11 percent south of the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Jacksonville (8 percent lower) and San Antonio (5 percent lower).

Intake Coordinator Reviews

What is it like working as an Intake Coordinator?

Intake Coordinator in Marietta:
"Office Conditions."
Pros: I like being able to help others and connect a patient with the doctor that fits their needs.
Cons: The long hours, the inability to take time off without stress due to high demand of job especially because I am bilingual.

Intake Coordinator in Salem:
"I evaluate new potential clients for mental health services."
Pros: Giving back to others and helping people help themselves. I love the culture here and the mix of individuals we see daily.
Cons: That the amount of time to get the amount of work done is never enough.

Intake Coordinator in Scottsdale:
"Details, Details, Details."
Pros: I love analysis, data entry, data management, etc. I enjoy what I do everyday.
Cons: Our intake coordinators handle more than others in our field. We are a small company with a large census, so reporting and other pressures are constantly stacked against us.

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Experience Affects Intake Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$34,000


Skills That Affect Intake Coordinator Salaries


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
0%

Oral / Verbal Communication
0%

National Average
$34,000

Insurance
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 6%

Scheduling
up arrow 8%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 11%

Customer Relations
up arrow 14%

Medical Coding
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 100 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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