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Intake Specialist Salary

Intake Specialists in the United States take home approximately $14.70 per hour on average. Earnings sit near $10.71 per hour on the lower side but can approach $19.11 on the higher side. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of Intake Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. There are far more female Intake Specialists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 81 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,927 - $47,860
(Median)
$26K
$33K
$48K
MEDIAN: $33,367
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$10.71 - $19.11
(Median)
$11
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,927 - $47,860  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,300  
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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$23,679 - $42,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.71 - $19.11  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.35  
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$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,300  
   
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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$23,679 - $42,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 251

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Job Description for Intake Specialist

Positions as an intake specialist are available in many companies, typically those in the health care field. These professionals take referrals from providers, contact those referred patients, and manage these patients' details. This process includes prescreening patients, processing documents, and communicating with a team of employees to determine the best available options for each potential patient. Most of the intake specialist's work is done in a team with colleagues performing the same tasks, and they usually participate in regular meetings with other employees and managers to receive and present updates about progress and goals.

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Intake Specialist Tasks

  • Verify eligibility, demographic, and cost information to determine needs and necessary activities.
  • Follow up with clients, providing key information and documenting interactions.
  • Answer, document, and resolve or escalate incoming telephone, fax, and email inquiries.

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Professional skills reported by Intake Specialists are few in number. Those who have experience with Data Entry, Customer Service, and Microsoft Office can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Office. Those with knowledge of Customer Service tend to be skilled in Data Entry as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Intake Specialist

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


The average inexperienced worker earns $31K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $33K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $36K in this role. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $32K.

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Experience Affects Intake Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Intake Specialist Salaries

National Average
$32,000

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 15%