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Patient Access Director Salary

Patient Access Directors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and between two-thirds and three-fourths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $85K per year, but may range from $43K to $125K per year. For the most part, Patient Access Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Patient Access Directors survey respondents are women (72 percent). Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$48,740 - $127,451
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MEDIAN: $85,005
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National Salary Data

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$0.00 - $15,528  
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$42,966 - $124,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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$18.98 - $49.75  
   
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$0.00 - $15,528  
   
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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$42,966 - $124,702  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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 in insurance verification, registration and admitting.
  • Develop, audit and monitor patient access processes, procedures and reporting to ensure timeliness, accuracy and compliance.
  • 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.

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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $68K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $83K. Patient Access Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $90K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $91K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Patient Access Director Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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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Experience Affects Patient Access Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$85,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 83% employee benefits None: 7%