Intake Specialist Salary

Median pay for Intake Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $14.44 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Just under one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. The vast majority of Intake Specialists (86 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The majority of Intake Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$28,002 - $49,836
$28K
$36K
$50K
MEDIAN: $36,154
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$10.82 - $19.18
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MEDIAN: $14.55
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$0$49K
Salary $28,002 - $49,836
Bonus $150.00 - $8,500
Profit Sharing $750
Commission $3,000
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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$23,613 - $43,346
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 155
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $10.82 - $19.18
Overtime $16.65 - $29.98
Annual Data $0$43K
Bonus $150.00 - $8,500
Commission $3,000
Profit Sharing $750
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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$23,613 - $43,346
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 340

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Job Description for Intake Specialist

Positions as an intake specialist are available in many companies, typically those in the health care field. These professionals take referrals from providers, contact those referred patients, and manage these patients' details. This process includes prescreening patients, processing documents, and communicating with a team of employees to determine the best available options for each potential patient. Most of the intake specialist's work is done in a team with colleagues performing the same tasks, and they usually participate in regular meetings with other employees and managers to receive and present updates about progress and goals.

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Intake Specialist Tasks

  • Answer, document, and resolve or escalate incoming telephone, fax, and email inquiries.
  • Follow up with clients, providing key information and documenting interactions.
  • Verify eligibility, demographic, and cost information to determine needs and necessary activities.

Common Career Paths for Intake Specialist


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Intake Specialists who transition into an upper level Administrative Assistant position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Administrative Assistant makes $31K a year.

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Popular Skills for Intake Specialist


Survey results imply that Intake Specialists deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Bilingual, Medical Terminology, Medical Coding, and Counseling are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Phone Support, Insurance, and Typing. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, also skilled in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Intake Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Intake Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Intake Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 380 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Intake Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 106 salaries. An experienced Intake Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 61 salaries. An Intake Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 19 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $32,271

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

Surpassing the national average by 23 percent, Intake Specialists in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Intake Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+21 percent), Cleveland (+15 percent), Portland (+9 percent), and New York (+9 percent). Intake Specialists in Orlando earn salaries far below the national average by 24 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Philadelphia (14 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

Intake Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Intake Specialist?

Intake Specialist in Chicago:
"Repetitive with Quick Thinking."
Pros: I like helping match clients with resources.
Cons: The repetition and labor of entering data for different programs.

Intake Specialist in New York:
"Good work conditions, work flexibility."
Pros: Communication, customer service, learning new things, growth.
Cons: Nothing.

Intake Specialist in Richmond:
Pros: It's for the federal government and it's local.
Cons: It's not exciting enough, the work is repetitive.

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Key Stats for Intake Specialist

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 93 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Intake Specialist Salaries

▲25%

▲10%

▼0%

National Average
$32,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Intake Specialist Salaries

Bilingual
▲7%

Medical Coding
▲4%

Medical Terminology
▲4%

Counseling
▲2%

National Average
$32,000

Case Management
▼1%


Microsoft Excel
▼4%


▼6%

Typing
▼7%

Insurance
▼10%

Phone Support
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 23%
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