Patient Access Directors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — close to two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $50K to $119K per year, median earnings come to $83K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Patient Access Directors survey respondents are women (77 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$54,428 - $117,428
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$54K
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$120K
MEDIAN: $82,657
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$12.54 - $50.11
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$54,428 - $117,428  
   
Bonus
$2,964 - $15,205  
Total Pay (?
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$49,863 - $118,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 233
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$12.54 - $50.11  
   
Overtime
$23.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,964 - $15,205  
   
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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$49,863 - $118,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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.


Patient Access Directors with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $69K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $80K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $86K in this role. Patient Access Directors who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $92K.

Patient Access Director Advice

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

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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Experience Affects Patient Access Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$83,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Patient Access Director Salaries

Process Improvement
up arrow 89%

Revenue Cycle
up arrow 24%


National Average
$83,000

People Management
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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