Patient Advocate Salary

The average rate for a Patient Advocate is $15.36 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Case Management, Problem Solving, and Sales.
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$29,357 - $61,380
(Median)
$29K
$41K
$61K
MEDIAN: $41,009
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$11.32 - $22.69
(Median)
$11
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,357 - $61,380  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,941  
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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$25,340 - $55,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 208
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.32 - $22.69  
   
Overtime
$12.67 - $34.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,941  
   
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).
)
$25,340 - $55,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 282
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Job Description for Patient Advocate

Patient advocates assist patients being treated at a medical facility, and they help answer any questions or concerns the patients may have regarding their care and the health care system. The patient advocate acts as a liaison, facilitating communication between the patient and medical professional during the patient's stay in the health care facility. The advocate's duties vary depending on their employer, but they generally include interacting with newly admitted patients, documenting and investigating patient complaints and issues, following up with patients, and performing analysis on the overall quality of care at their institution.

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Patient Advocate Tasks

  • Schedule and confirm patient appointments, check-ups and physician referrals.
  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.
  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff.
  • Compile and record medical charts, reports, and correspondence.
  • Interview patients to complete insurance and privacy forms.

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What is it like working as a Patient Advocate?

Patient Advocate in baltimore md:
"Helping Patients Get Their Quality Of Life Back."
Pros: Working with our patients as a liaison between the medical staff and patients.
Cons: Frustration with not enough pay.

Patient Advocate in Rochester:
"I'm The Go-To Person For Our Patients."
Pros: I love educating our patients on good nutrition information. I also love working with kids.
Cons: Nothing

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Experience Affects Patient Advocate Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Patient Advocate Salaries

Case Management
up arrow 48%

Problem Solving
up arrow 21%

Sales
up arrow 12%

Patient Counseling
up arrow 6%

National Average
$36,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%

Patient Education
up arrow 4%


Insurance
up arrow 6%

Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 18%
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