Summary of Findings
Average cash compensation $98,000
Average gross annual salary $93,200
Percentage eligible for bonus or profit sharing 54%
Average bonus or profit sharing $9,100
Median cash compensation $90,000
Percentage reporting directly to an officer 74%
Percentage reporting to a mid-level manager 19%
Number of participants 108
 

Demographics

Average age 47
Average years experience in health care 22
Average years member of HFMA 5
Average years in current position 6
Average number of employees under direction 82
Median number of employees under direction 51
 

Certifications

CPA 3% -small sample-
FHFMA or CHFP 2% -small sample-
 

Education

Some college or associate's degree 29% $91,100
Bachelor 40% $95,300
Graduate degree 28% $112,000
 

Title
 

 
Supervisor 4% -small sample-
Manager 34% $69,800
Director 61% $115,200
 

Organization Type
 

 
Hospital with 231 beds or less 30% $83,700
Hospital from 453 beds 31% $91,500
Hospital with 465 beds or greater 30% $115,800
System level, headquarters or regional 9% -small sample-
 

Gender
 

 
Men 20% $100,100
Women 79% $97,700
 

Years in Health Care
 

 
Less than or equal to 18 years 29% $80,000
From 19 to 25 years 29% $110,500
More than or equal to 26 years 29% $98,900
 

Number of Reporting Employees
 

 
Less than or equal to 35 employees 33% $83,500
From 36 to 77 employees 33% $88,600
Greater than or equal to 78 employees 33% $121,900



Region
 

 
Northeast 21% $120,100
South 41% $84,600
Midwest 21% $98,400
West 16% $103,700



Adjusted Medicare Wage Index 2010
 

 
Less than or equal to .8887 32% $85,300
From .8895 to .9935 33% $92,100
More than or equal to .9986 33% $116,800



Years in HFMA
 

 
Less than or equal to 1 year 28% $82,900
From 2 to 5 years 36% $102,500
More than or equal to 6 years 35% $105,800


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

108 patient access managers and directors responded to the survey, out of 350 sampled, resulting in a response rate of 31%.

There is 95% probability that the mean compensation for directors and managers of patient access in HFMA lies between $86,100 and $109,900.

 

Publication Date: Friday, May 20, 2011

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