Patient Registrar Salary

The larger portion of Patient Registrars in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $13.33 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $10.67 per hour and $17.02. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most Patient Registrars like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,377 - $43,772
(Median)
$24K
$31K
$44K
MEDIAN: $30,979
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$10.67 - $17.02
(Median)
$11
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$24,377 - $43,772  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $517  
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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$22,444 - $36,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.67 - $17.02  
   
Overtime
$1.47 - $26.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $517  
   
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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$22,444 - $36,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 407
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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 diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Electronic Medical Records, Medical Coding, Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare, and Data Entry are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 16 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Bilingual and Typing. 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.


For Patient Registrars, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $27K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $29K. Patient Registrars bring in $31K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $34K.

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Experience Affects Patient Registrar Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%



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%

Data Entry
up arrow 3%

Insurance
0%

National Average
$28,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Typing
up arrow 4%

Bilingual
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 17%
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