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Intake Specialist Salary (United States)

Average Intake Specialists in the United States make around $14.65 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.54 per hour on the low end to $19.04 on the high end. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more female Intake Specialists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 81 percent. Most Intake Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Intake Specialist Salary (?
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$25,722 - $46,258
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MEDIAN: $32,998
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Intake Specialist Salary (?
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$10.54 - $19.04
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,722 - $46,258  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,282  
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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$23,484 - $42,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.54 - $19.04  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,282  
   
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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$23,484 - $42,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 218
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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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Intake Specialists who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Data Entry, Customer Service, and Microsoft Office can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Office. Many workers who know Customer Service also know Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Intake Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Intake Specialists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $31K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $33K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $33K. Intake Specialists who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $36K.

Pay Difference By Location

Washington
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Atlanta
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New York
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National Average
$31,000
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Washington offers some of the highest pay in the country for Intake Specialists, 37 percent above the national average. Intake Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+19 percent) and New York (+14 percent).

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Experience Affects Intake Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$31,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Intake Specialist Salaries

National Average
$31,000
Data Entry
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Customer Service
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
81%
female alumni
 
Male
19%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 14%