Intake Coordinator Salary

Intake Coordinators in the United States can expect wages of $15.06 per hour on average. The bottom of the pay range sits near $11.15 per hour, and the top verges on $21.27. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — just over a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Intake Coordinators are female. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,980 - $55,919
(Median)
$29K
$38K
$56K
MEDIAN: $38,270
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$11.15 - $21.27
(Median)
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,980 - $55,919  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
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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$24,769 - $49,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 294
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $21.27  
   
Overtime
$14.45 - $32.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,020  
   
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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$24,769 - $49,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 600
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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.

Common Career Paths for Intake Coordinator


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Intake Coordinators often end up in upper-level roles like Licensed Practical Nurse. Licensed Practical Nurses bring home $37K annually on average. When Intake Coordinators are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators or Office Managers. Those roles pay an additional $2K and $2K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Intake Coordinator


Intake Coordinators report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Counseling, Customer Relationship Management, Customer Service, and Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Electronic Medical Records, Data Entry, and Insurance. Most people who know Customer Service also know 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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $32K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $36K. Intake Coordinators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $39K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Intake Coordinators with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $42K.

Pay Difference by Location


There's tons of opportunity for Intake Coordinators in California, which is home to the top three paying cities in the field. San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento all offer salaries above the national rate. Intake Coordinators in Miami earn salaries far below the national average by 25 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Tampa and 7 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Intake Coordinator Reviews

What is it like working as an Intake Coordinator?

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



National Average
$34,000

Customer Service
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Insurance
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 150 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 23%
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