Intake Specialist Salary

Intake Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $14.36 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over a fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. Female Intake Specialists far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Most Intake Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,204 - $50,585
$27K
$36K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,128
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$10.73 - $19.09
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MEDIAN: $14.36
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$0$50K
Salary $27,204 - $50,585
Bonus $147.95 - $9,729
Profit Sharing $750
Commission $3,000
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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$23,322 - $43,290
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 159
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $10.73 - $19.09
Overtime $16.60 - $29.67
Annual Data $0$43K
Bonus $147.95 - $9,729
Commission $3,000
Profit Sharing $750
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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$23,322 - $43,290
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 340

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Intake Specialist


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For Intake Specialists, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Intake Specialists earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Administrative Assistant.

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Popular Skills for Intake Specialist


Intake Specialists seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Bilingual, Medical Terminology, Medical Coding, and Counseling are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 8 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Phone Support, Insurance, and Typing. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Intake Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Intake Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Intake Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 380 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Intake Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 106 salaries. An experienced Intake Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 61 salaries. An Intake Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,948

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

Home to some of the best pay for Intake Specialists, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 24 percent above the national average. Intake Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+22 percent), Cleveland (+16 percent), Portland (+10 percent), and New York (+10 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Orlando Intake Specialists earning much less — 24 percent less — than the national average. Atlanta and Philadelphia are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 13 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

Intake Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Intake Specialist?

Intake Specialist in Chicago:
"Repetitive with Quick Thinking."
Pros: I like helping match clients with resources.
Cons: The repetition and labor of entering data for different programs.

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

Intake Specialist in Richmond:
Pros: It's for the federal government and it's local.
Cons: It's not exciting enough, the work is repetitive.

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Key Stats for Intake Specialist

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Intake Specialist Salaries

▲27%

▲11%

▲1%

National Average
$32,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Intake Specialist Salaries

Bilingual
▲8%

Medical Terminology
▲6%

Medical Coding
▲5%

Counseling
▲3%

Case Management
▼0%

National Average
$32,000


Microsoft Excel
▼3%


▼5%

Typing
▼6%

Insurance
▼9%

Phone Support
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 23%
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