Patient Access Director Salary

With more than two-thirds of Patient Access Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $47K to $124K per year and averages out to $82K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most Patient Access Directors survey respondents are women (76 percent). Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$51,484 - $124,977
(Median)
$51K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,208
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$12.77 - $49.21
(Median)
$13
$29
$49
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,484 - $124,977  
   
Bonus
$151.01 - $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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$47,007 - $123,820  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 241
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.77 - $49.21  
   
Overtime
$23.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$151.01 - $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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$47,007 - $123,820  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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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Patient Access Directors report a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, facility with Process Improvement and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 90 percent and 7 percent, respectively. 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. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $70K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $79K. Patient Access Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $85K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $98K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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 19%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$82,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Patient Access Director Salaries

Process Improvement
up arrow 90%


National Average
$82,000

People Management
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 83%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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