Patient Services Specialist Salary (United States)

Salaries for Patient Services Specialists in the United States sit in the ballpark of $13.81 per hour. Compensation starts at $10.81 per hour and can reach $17.78. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of folks in this line of work enjoy health insurance benefits; most receive both medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision plans. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Patient Services Specialists. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Patient Services Specialist Salary (?
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$25,111 - $47,010
(Median)
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38K
47K
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 report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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.
At career start, salaries are typically $29K, which grow to $31K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $31K. After spending 20 years in the field, salary continues to increase for Patient Services Specialists and pay is expected at $37K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 22 percent 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 is the typical spectrum of experience for those in this line of work—of those who took the survey, more than half land within this radius.

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Houston
up arrow 9%
National Average
$30,000
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
For Patient Services Specialists, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Patient Services Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+9 percent).

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Experience Affects Patient Services Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
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
up arrow 1%
Scheduling
up arrow 1%
Billing
up arrow 1%
Data Entry
up arrow 4%
Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 11%

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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