Patient Access Director Salary

About two in three of Patient Access Directors in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $50K to $117K per year, but median earnings come to around $82K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Most Patient Access Directors survey respondents are women (74 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$54,669 - $115,404
$55K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,128
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50%
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$12.46 - $50.37
$12
$31
$50
MEDIAN: $30.92
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,669 - $115,404  
   
Bonus
$2,553 - $13,161  
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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$50,311 - $117,033  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 227
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
$2,553 - $13,161  
   
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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$50,311 - $117,033  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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

Pay by Experience for a Patient Access Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Patient Access Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 62 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Patient Access Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 91 salaries. An experienced Patient Access Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 129 salaries. A Patient Access Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 50 salaries.

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
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Patient Access Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲9%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$83,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼14%

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
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 5%