The larger portion of Patient Registrars in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $13.59 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though career duration and the specific company have a (lesser) impact as well. For the most part, Patient Registrars enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While about one in five report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$21,021 - $43,220
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MEDIAN: $30,129
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$10.60 - $17.69
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National Salary Data (?
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Bonus
$198.66 - $2,013  
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$22,223 - $37,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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Hourly Rate
$10.60 - $17.69  
   
Overtime
$2.04 - $27.29  
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$198.66 - $2,013  
   
Total Pay (?
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$22,223 - $37,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 727
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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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For Patient Registrars, comfortable salaries can be found at Conifer Health Solutions; in fact, median earnings sit around $34K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Patient Registrar


Survey results suggest that Patient Registrars put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Electronic Medical Records, Medical Coding, Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare, and Bilingual are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 17 percent. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Typing.

Pay by Experience Level for Patient Registrar

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


For Patient Registrars, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $27K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $30K. 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 $36K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,686

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

For Patient Registrars, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Patient Registrars will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+21 percent), Atlanta (+17 percent), Portland (+15 percent), and Denver (+12 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in St. Louis, 11 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in San Antonio (7 percent lower) and Tampa (5 percent lower).

Patient Registrar Reviews

What is it like working as a Patient Registrar?

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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Experience Affects Patient Registrar Salaries




National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Patient Registrar Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 17%

Medical Coding
up arrow 9%

Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare
up arrow 6%

Bilingual
up arrow 4%

Insurance
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

National Average
$29,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Typing
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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