Patient Access Director Salary

The majority of Patient Access Directors in the United States — between two-thirds and three-fourths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $47K to $124K per year, and the median is $82K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most Patient Access Directors survey respondents are women (76 percent). Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale 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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90%

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Patient Access Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $70K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $79K. Patient Access Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $85K. As Patient Access Directors reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $98K.

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 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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