Patient Access Director Salary

With between two-thirds and three-fourths of Patient Access Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Patient Access Directors is $84K annually and can range from $47K on the lower end to $125K per year near the higher end. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a large number. Most Patient Access Directors survey respondents are women (74 percent). Most Patient Access Directors report high levels of job satisfaction.

$51,470 - $126,176
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$51K
$84K
$130K
MEDIAN: $83,880
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$15.32 - $49.29
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$51,470 - $126,176  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $16,218  
Total Pay (?
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$46,621 - $125,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 183
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$15.32 - $49.29  
   
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $16,218  
   
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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$46,621 - $125,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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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Job skills reported by Patient Access Directors are limited. Operations Management and People Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those listing People Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. 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 $79K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $87K. Patient Access Directors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $92K.

Patient Access Director Advice

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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 10%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$84,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Patient Access Director Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 7%

National Average
$84,000

People Management
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 85% employee benefits None: 5%
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