Intake Specialist Salary

Earnings for Intake Specialists in the United States come in at around $14.26 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $10.79 per hour and $18.99. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Women account for the majority of Intake Specialists who took the survey — 82 percent to be exact. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The majority of Intake Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,859 - $48,897
(Median)
$26K
$34K
$49K
MEDIAN: $34,217
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$10.79 - $18.99
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,859 - $48,897  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,226  
Commission
$1,500  
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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$23,374 - $43,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 184
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.79 - $18.99  
   
Overtime
$13.32 - $28.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,226  
   
Commission
$1,500  
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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$23,374 - $43,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 371
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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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Popular Skills for Intake Specialist


Survey results show that Intake Specialists use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Medical Coding, Counseling, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Case Management, Phone Support, and Microsoft Office. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Intake Specialist

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


For Intake Specialists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $31K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $32K. Intake Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $36K. 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 $38K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,370

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

For Intake Specialists, Washington provides a pay rate that is 35 percent greater than the national average. Intake Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+26 percent), New York (+21 percent), Cleveland (+18 percent), and Dallas (+15 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Intake Specialist's salary, with Orlando Intake Specialists earning salaries that are 24 percent less than the national average. Employers in Memphis and Baton Rouge also lean toward paying below-median salaries (18 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Intake Specialist Reviews

What is it like working as an Intake Specialist?

Intake Specialist in New York:
"Good work conditions, work flexibility."
Pros: Communication, customer service, learning new things, growth.
Cons: Nothing.

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Experience Affects Intake Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Intake Specialist Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 12%

Medical Coding
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National Average
$31,000

Customer Service
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Counseling
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Data Entry
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Insurance
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Phone Support
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Case Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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