Summary of Findings
Average cash compensation $85,800
Average gross annual salary $82,800
Percentage eligible for bonus or profit sharing 51%
Average bonus or profit sharing $6,000
Median cash compensation $78,500
Percentage reporting directly to an officer 77%
Percentage reporting to a mid-level manager 19%
Number of participants 126



Demographics

Average age 48
Average years experience in healthcare 22
Average years member of HFMA 5
Average years in current position 6
Average number of employees under direction 65
Median number of employees under direction 45.5



Certifications

CPA 0% -small sample-
FHFMA or CHFP 2% -small sample-



Education

Some college or associate's degree 39% $72,400
Bachelor 25% $88,800
Graduate degree 31% $104,900



Title

Supervisor 4% -small sample-
Manager 33% $67,800
Director 61% $99,200



Organization Type

Hospital with 160 beds or less 21% $65,900
Hospital from 161 to 265 beds 21% $72,700
Hospital from 266 to 415 beds 21% $79,200
Hospital with 420 beds or greater 21% $98,600
System level, headquarters or regional 14% -small sample-



Gender

Men 19% $93,100
Women 81% $84,100



Years in Healthcare

Less than or equal to 16 years 22% $71,300
From 17 to 21 years 21% $80,700
From 22 to 29 years 22% $93,600
More than or equal to 30 years 21% $93,400



Number of Reporting Employees

Less than or equal to 23 employees 25% $70,900
From 24 to 45 employees 25% $70,800
From 46 to 75 employees 25% $86,800
Greater than or equal to 79 employees 25% $115,100



Region

Northeast 20% $93,300
South 35% $78,900
Midwest 24% $77,200
West 21% $100,400



Adjusted Medicare Wage Index 2008

Less than or equal to .8794 24% $66,900
From .8832 to .9453 25% $78,900
From .9465 to 1.0493 25% $92,900
More than or equal to 1.0526 25% $104,800



Years in HFMA

Less than or equal to 1 year 23% $76,400
From 2 to 3 years 25% $81,600
From 4 to 6 years 25% $86,800
More than or equal to 7 years 27% $96,700


Additional Information

All of the participants have titles indicating mid-management responsibilities.
Most titles include wording such as patient access, registration, or admissions.

126 patient access managers and directors responded to the survey, out of 357 sampled, resulting in a response rate of 35%.

There is 95% probability that the mean compensation for directors and managers of patient access in HFMA lies between $79,600 and $92,000.

 

Publication Date: Monday, July 27, 2009

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