Intake Specialist Salary

Intake Specialists in the United States take home approximately $14.26 per hour on average. Pay ranges from $10.79 per hour on the low end to $18.99 on the high end. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority of Intake Specialists (82 percent) who participated in the survey are women. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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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 suggest that Intake Specialists use a fairly large toolkit of professional 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. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Intake Specialist

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Intake Specialists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $38K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,370

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

With a pay rate for Intake Specialists that is 35 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Intake Specialists will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+26 percent), New York (+21 percent), Cleveland (+18 percent), and Dallas (+15 percent). Compared to the national average, Orlando Intake Specialists have considerably lower salaries, 24 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Memphis (18 percent less) and Baton Rouge (6 percent less).

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
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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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