Patient Registrar Salary

Most Patient Registrars in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $13.35 per hour. Compensation ranges from $10.62 per hour on the lower end to $17.21 on the higher end. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction for Patient Registrars is high. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,412 - $43,696
(Median)
$22K
$31K
$44K
MEDIAN: $31,074
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$10.62 - $17.21
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$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$22,412 - $43,696  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $682  
Profit Sharing
$1,809  
Total Pay (?
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$22,245 - $36,406  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.62 - $17.21  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$1.52 - $27.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $682  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,809  
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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$22,245 - $36,406  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 605
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Job Description for Patient Registrar

A patient registrar is the person who is responsible for collecting a patient’s information and performing various administrative activities within their job description. This person will generally work in an office and will keep daytime or weekday hours, though this can vary depending on the needs of the company or the organization. A patient registrar will generally work within the healthcare field, such as within a hospital or doctor’s office.

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Patient Registrar Tasks

  • Assess method of payment for services, initate processing, may refer to specialist for financial options.
  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff or department.
  • Perform admitting duties including explaining various forms such as patient rights, medical releases and insurance.

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Popular Skills for Patient Registrar


Patient Registrars report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Electronic Medical Records, Medical Coding, Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare, and Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 16 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Bilingual, Scheduling, and Medical Terminology. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in Typing.

Pay by Experience Level for Patient Registrar

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


Patient Registrars with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $26K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $29K. On average, Patient Registrars make $31K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $35K.

Patient Registrar Reviews

What is it like working as a Patient Registrar?

Patient Registrar in Paterson:
"Patient Access Financial Registration Representative."
Pros: Assisting people who come to the hospital in emergency setting.
Cons: Office conditions, stress levels.

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Experience Affects Patient Registrar Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%



National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Patient Registrar Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 16%

Medical Coding
up arrow 10%

Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare
up arrow 7%

Insurance
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
0%

National Average
$28,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Typing
up arrow 3%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 4%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Bilingual
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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