Intake Specialist Salary

Median pay for Intake Specialists in the United States is around $14.45 per hour. Compensation ranges between $10.51 per hour and $18.88. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Intake Specialists (83 percent) who responded to the survey are women. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Intake Specialists is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$25,988 - $49,147
(Median)
$26K
$34K
$49K
MEDIAN: $34,327
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$10.51 - $18.88
(Median)
$11
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,988 - $49,147  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,036  
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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$23,270 - $43,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.51 - $18.88  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,036  
   
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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$23,270 - $43,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 292
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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


Intake Specialists report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Insurance, Customer Service, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Case Management, Microsoft Office, and Phone Support. 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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $31K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $33K on average. Intake Specialists bring in $36K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Intake Specialist Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 15%

Insurance
up arrow 11%

National Average
$32,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Data Entry
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 11%

Phone Support
up arrow 11%

Case Management
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 17%
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