Patient Registrar Salary

Most Patient Registrars in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $13.34 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $10.70 per hour and $16.84. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage.

$24,688 - $44,548
(Median)
$25K
$33K
$45K
MEDIAN: $33,420
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$10.70 - $16.84
(Median)
$11
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$24,688 - $44,548  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $509  
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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$22,452 - $36,357  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.70 - $16.84  
   
Overtime
$1.47 - $26.43  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $509  
   
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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$22,452 - $36,357  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 324

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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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Survey results suggest that Patient Registrars use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Typing, Medical Coding, Insurance, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Entry. Experience with Customer Service is often linked with knowledge of Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Patient Registrar

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $27K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $29K. Patient Registrars bring in $31K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $33K.

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Experience Affects Patient Registrar Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$28,000


Skills That Affect Patient Registrar Salaries

Typing
up arrow 19%

Medical Coding
up arrow 10%

Insurance
up arrow 1%

National Average
$28,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 18%