Patient Services Specialist Salary (United States)

Patient Services Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $13.81 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.81 per hour on the low end to $17.78 on the higher side. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A strong majority enjoy medical while around two-thirds get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Patient Services Specialist Salary (?
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$25,111 - $47,010
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $38,264
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Patient Services Specialist Salary (?
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$10.81 - $17.78
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,111 - $47,010  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $690  
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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$23,089 - $40,129  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.81 - $17.78  
   
Overtime
$12.00 - $30.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $690  
   
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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$23,089 - $40,129  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 269
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Job Description for Patient Services Specialist

  • Schedule and confirm patient appointments, check-ups and physician referrals.
  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.
  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff.
  • Compile and record medical charts, reports, and correspondence.
  • Interview patients to complete insurance and privacy forms.

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Popular Skills for Patient Services Specialist

Patient Services Specialists seem to require a number of specific skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Data Entry. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well-versed in Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Patient Services Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
After five to 10 years, the typical starting salary of $29K climbs to $31K. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $31K. Wages continue to improve for Patient Services Specialists after 20 years in the field, and salaries border $37K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 6 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 5 percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—more than half of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Houston
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National Average
$30,000
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For those looking to make money, Patient Services Specialists in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Patient Services Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+9 percent).

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Experience Affects Patient Services Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$30,000

Skills That Affect Patient Services Specialist Salaries

Insurance
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National Average
$30,000
Customer Service
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Scheduling
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Billing
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Data Entry
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 16%
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