Women account for the majority of Patient Registrars in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $13.66 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by tenure and the specific company. The majority of Patient Registrars claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, about one in five claim no health benefits at all.

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MEDIAN: $29,778
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,781 - $41,237  
   
Bonus
$195.74 - $2,043  
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$22,187 - $37,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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$10.59 - $17.69  
   
Overtime
$2.03 - $27.33  
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$195.74 - $2,043  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,187 - $37,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 747

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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.

Common Career Paths for Patient Registrar


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Many Patient Registrars move into a Patient Access Supervisor role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $42K per year.

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Patient Registrars seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Conifer Health Solutions, where the average salary comes to $34K.

Popular Skills for Patient Registrar


Patient Registrars seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Electronic Medical Records, Medical Coding, Bilingual, and Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 18 percent. The majority of those who know 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $27K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $30K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $32K in this role. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Patient Registrar with more than 20 years of experience can earn $36K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,761

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Patient Registrars that is 53 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Patient Registrars can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+21 percent), Atlanta (+17 percent), Houston (+15 percent), and Portland (+15 percent). Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Tampa is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are San Antonio (5 percent less) and Charlotte (3 percent less).

Patient Registrar Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Patient Registrar?

Patient Registrar in Redding:
"Non stressful."
Pros: I really like the patients and that I get to be the first contact to help them. The job is low stress but can get a little crazy every once in a while. My coworkers are great and everyone is nice.
Cons: The pay isn't what it should be for the work you do.

Patient Registrar in Tampa:
"Patient registrar, making invoices for billing department."
Pros: I don't have to attend directly to patients, I don't have to answer phones call.
Cons: There's a hundreds of patients that I have to get into the system.

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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Key Stats for Patient Registrar

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 94 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Patient Registrar Salaries




National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Patient Registrar Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Medical Coding
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Bilingual
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Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare
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Medical Records
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Customer Service
0%

Scheduling
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National Average
$29,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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