Patient Registrar Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Patient Registrars in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $13.35 per hour. Pay generally varies between $10.62 per hour and $17.21. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,412 - $43,696
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$22K
$31K
$44K
MEDIAN: $31,074
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$10.62 - $17.21
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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 seem to require a number of specific skills. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Bilingual, Scheduling, and Medical Terminology. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Typing.

Pay by Experience Level for Patient Registrar

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


For many Patient Registrars, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $26K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $29K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $31K. As Patient Registrars reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $35K.

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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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