Patient Advocate Salary

The average rate for a Patient Advocate is $15.38 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, Conflict Resolution, Sales, and Oral / Verbal Communication.
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$30,277 - $62,662
$30K
$41K
$63K
MEDIAN: $41,429
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50%
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$11.83 - $22.11
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,277 - $62,662  
   
Bonus
$102.13 - $5,034  
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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$25,590 - $53,786  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 212
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.83 - $22.11  
   
Overtime
$14.50 - $30.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$102.13 - $5,034  
   
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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$25,590 - $53,786  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 437

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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

  • Serve as intermediary between health care organization and patients, and patients' relatives in resolving patient care problems.
  • Prepare incident reports for potential legal issues.
  • Describe and interpret health care procedures and policies to patients.
  • Convey questions, complaints, problems, and concerns of patients to proper personnel.
  • Resolve patients' complaints and grievances.

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Pay by Experience Level for Patient Advocate

Pay by Experience for a Patient Advocate has a positive trend. An entry-level Patient Advocate with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 409 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Patient Advocate with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 183 salaries. An experienced Patient Advocate which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 150 salaries. A Patient Advocate with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 41 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,020

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Patient Advocate Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Patient Advocate?

Patient Advocate in Lancaster:
"Not worth the pay."
Pros: Assisting the patients, being able to solve their issues or concerns. I like that I am! Involved.
Cons: Not worth the pay. Do way more than the other patient advocate. Feel stressed all the time. I fee! Taken advantage of and used.

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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Key Stats for Patient Advocate

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Patient Advocate Salaries

▲15%

▲12%

▲8%

National Average
$35,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Patient Advocate Salaries

Case Management
▲50%

Problem Solving
▲22%

Conflict Resolution
▲18%

Sales
▲14%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲11%

Customer Relations
▲10%

Medical Terminology
▲9%

Patient Counseling
▲7%


National Average
$35,000

▼2%


Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare
▼5%

Microsoft Office
▼8%

Bilingual
▼11%

Scheduling
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 17%