Patient Access Director Salary

Patient Access Directors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and roughly two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $82K annually, but may range from $50K to $118K per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Patient Access Directors making up 76 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$54,681 - $116,884
$55K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,218
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50%
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$12.46 - $50.37
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$29
$50
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,681 - $116,884  
   
Bonus
$2,483 - $13,599  
Total Pay (?
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$50,326 - $117,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 229
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.46 - $50.37  
   
Overtime
$23.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,483 - $13,599  
   
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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$50,326 - $117,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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Job Description for Patient Access Director

A patient access director is the person who is generally responsible for the registration and data collection regarding patients. This position usually take places in a healthcare office. A patient access director can work independently or in conjunction with other staff within the office. This simply depends on the size of the organization. The patient access director will generally keep traditional office hours, though some may work extended hours if they work in a hospital.

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Patient Access Director Tasks

  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Directs the patient access staff to ensure services are in compliance with professional, state and federal standards.
  • Oversee staff operations in insurance verification, registration and admitting.
  • Develop, audit and monitor patient access processes, procedures and reporting to ensure timeliness, accuracy and compliance.

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Pay by Experience Level for Patient Access Director

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


For Patient Access Directors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $71K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $80K. Patient Access Directors bring in $86K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $91K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Patient Access Director Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Patient Access Director?

Patient Access Director in Houston:
"Salary negotiate."
Make sure you have clear direction and understanding of the college vision along with a unified plan on how to get there.

Patient Access Director in Provincetown:
"Demanding And Rewarding."
Know that your work is valued. Advocate for yourself as well as your clients. I have never worked for a better outfit and I can say that I love my work and I contribute so much to our bottom line financially but more rewarding to the people I help and the organization I love. I advocate for the uninsured, underinsured, work with seniors, adults, children, and diverse family groups, helping with long term care needs and goals, helping with emotional as well as ongoing case work and support to all ages, races, and income levels. The diversity of our client base is a joy!

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Key Stats for Patient Access Director

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Patient Access Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$83,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼15%

Skills That Affect Patient Access Director Salaries

Process Improvement
▲89%

Revenue Cycle
▲24%


National Average
$83,000

People Management
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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