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Intake Coordinator Salary

Intake Coordinators in the United States take home approximately $15.01 per hour on average. Pay ranges from $11.13 per hour on the low end to $21.16 on the high end. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — just under a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the larger part. Women account for the majority of Intake Coordinators who took the survey — 89 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Intake Coordinators. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$29,206 - $55,778
(Median)
$29K
$38K
$56K
MEDIAN: $38,366
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$11.13 - $21.16
(Median)
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,206 - $55,778  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,023  
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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$24,761 - $49,932  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 280
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.13 - $21.16  
   
Overtime
$14.45 - $33.56  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,023  
   
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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$24,761 - $49,932  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 573

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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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Many Intake Coordinators advance into a slightly higher-paying Licensed Practical Nurse position. Average compensation for Licensed Practical Nurses is $37K. Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators or Office Managers are common next-step roles for Intake Coordinators moving up in their careers; annual pay for Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators is $2K higher on average, and it's $2K higher for Office Managers.

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Popular Skills for Intake Coordinator


Intake Coordinators report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Counseling, Customer Relationship Management, Customer Service, and Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Electronic Medical Records, Data Entry, and Insurance. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Intake Coordinator

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $32K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $36K. For Intake Coordinators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $39K. As Intake Coordinators reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $42K.

Pay Difference by Location


Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Intake Coordinators, 19 percent higher than the national average. Intake Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+15 percent), Sacramento (+15 percent), New York (+14 percent), and San Antonio (+12 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Miami Intake Coordinators earning much less — 23 percent less — than the national average. Tampa and Houston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 9 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

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.

Related Job Salaries

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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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Data Entry
up arrow 4%

Insurance
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 152 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 23%
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