Patient Advocate Salary (United States)

A Patient Advocate earns an average wage of $15.48 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Patient Advocate Salary (?
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$27,604 - $61,321
(Median)
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61K
MEDIAN: $41,927
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Patient Advocate Salary (?
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$11.07 - $24.39
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,604 - $61,321  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,992  
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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$24,585 - $56,809  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $24.39  
   
Overtime
$12.12 - $30.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,992  
   
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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$24,585 - $56,809  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Patient Advocate

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

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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New York
up arrow 27%
Atlanta
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National Average
$35,000
Orlando
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Patient Advocate Reviews

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 50%
Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Patient Advocate Salaries

National Average
$35,000
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
91%
female alumni
 
Male
9%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 17%
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