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Intake Specialist Salary

Median pay for Intake Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $14.64 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $10.62 per hour and $19.10. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Intake Specialists. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Intake Specialists (81 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$26,028 - $48,641
(Median)
$26K
$34K
$49K
MEDIAN: $33,778
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$10.62 - $19.10
(Median)
$11
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$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,028 - $48,641  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
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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$23,463 - $43,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 157
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.62 - $19.10  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.23  
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 - $1,216  
   
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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$23,463 - $43,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 261

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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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Insurance, Customer Service, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Intake Specialist

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $33K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $31K. Intake Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $36K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $32K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Intake Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Intake Specialist Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 15%

Insurance
up arrow 4%

National Average
$32,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Data Entry
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 16%
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