Patient Registrar Salary

Most Patient Registrars in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $13.77 per hour. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — years of experience and the particular employer are driving factors as well. Work is enjoyable for Patient Registrars, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,077 - $45,987
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$46K
MEDIAN: $30,489
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$10.74 - $17.77
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$0$45K
Salary $20,077 - $45,987
Bonus $80.54 - $2,384
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$22,365 - $37,937
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 49
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $10.74 - $17.77
Overtime $6.50 - $26.90
Annual Data $0$37K
Bonus $80.54 - $2,384
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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$22,365 - $37,937
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 785

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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

  • Perform admitting duties including explaining various forms such as patient rights, medical releases and insurance.
  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff or department.
  • Assess method of payment for services, initate processing, may refer to specialist for financial options.

Common Career Paths for Patient Registrar


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Patient Registrars might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Patient Access Supervisor, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $42K per year.

Patient Registrar Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Patient Registrar


Conifer Health Solutions attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $34K.

Popular Skills for Patient Registrar


Survey results imply that Patient Registrars deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. 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 5 percent and 16 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Typing. Most people familiar with Customer Service also know Typing.

Pay by Experience Level for Patient Registrar

Pay by Experience for a Patient Registrar has a positive trend. An entry-level Patient Registrar with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 480 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Patient Registrar with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 224 salaries. An experienced Patient Registrar which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 174 salaries. A Patient Registrar with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 38 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $28,987

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

For those looking to make money, Patient Registrars in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 54 percent above the national average. Patient Registrars can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+21 percent), Chicago (+20 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), and Houston (+14 percent). Tampa is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Nashville (7 percent lower) and San Antonio (6 percent lower).

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 Linden:
Pros: It is very rewarding.
Cons: Working with people that are not always professional.

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.

Patient Registrar in Atlanta:
"Stress level."
Pros: Productive work, day goes fast, learn many new task, interactive with patient.
Cons: Stress level working in emergency department, short staffed.

Patient Registrar in San Antonio:
"Fast pace, stressful."
Pros: Meeting new people and taking care of their healthcare needs. Providing them with exceptional and cost effective healthcare.
Cons: The workload outweighs the compensation. Long hours. Time consuming and repetiveness.

Patient Registrar in Jacksonville:
Pros: Co workers, emergency room atmosphere.
Cons: Stress level, scheduling back and forth days to nights.

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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 131 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Patient Registrar Salaries

▲23%

▲10%

▲4%

National Average
$29,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Patient Registrar Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▲16%

Medical Coding
▲7%

Bilingual
▲5%

Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare
▲4%

Medical Records
▲4%

▼0%

▼0%


National Average
$29,000


Scheduling
▼1%

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 131 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 23%
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