Patient Representative Salary

Most people will find that Patient Representatives work in a variety of healthcare agencies. The average Patient Representative salary is calculated by the US Government Bureau of Labor Statistics from a variety of sources. Patient Representatives most often work in hospitals, doctors' offices, clinics and for customer service agencies regarding billing and insurance.

Patient Representatives salaries also often vary with this depending on the location and setting in which they work. The assumption here was made that the Patient Representatives were working an average of 40 hours per week with a total of 2080 hours per year.


The median Patient Representatives salary is $14.70 per hour. The lowest 10% earned less than $ 9.38 per hour and those in the upper 10% earned more than $24.00 per hour.


On an annual basis the median Patient Representatives Salary is $34,160. The lowest 10% earn a salary of $22,250 per year while the upper 10% earn more than $56,250 per year. These salaries are calculated as an average.

Percentile 10% 25% 50% 75% 90%  
Hourly Wage $10.70 $12.94 $16.42 $21.33 $27.02  
Annual Wage $22,250 $26,920 $34,160 $44,360 $56,200  

Lowest and Highest Patient Representative

The lowest paid Patient Representative earn less with mean or average wages below $13.00 per hour. Presumably this is offset by costs of living and other factors. The lower pay levels are associated with rural areas and schools. The highest pay levels are found in major population areas where the mean or average wage is over $28.00 per hour. Demand and low supply seem to be a significant factor in fueling higher salaries.

Top 5 States

The top paying states are Massachusetts $39,620, District of Columbia $39,390, California $39,110, Connecticut $38,490 and New York $37,380.

Top 5 Metropolitan Areas

The best city or metropolitan areas to earn a Patient Representative Salary are New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ $40,280, Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL $37,570, Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA $35,640 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA $38,020, Dallas-Plano-Irvine, TX $34,010 and Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ $32,490.

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Other Industries that employ Patient Representatives: Private medical practices, healthcare agencies, Insurance companies, Federal Executive branch, military and private consulting services.

Where They Work

Of all the Patient Representatives semployed in the United States the majority of them work in a hospital setting and can be found in clinics or medical office buildings. A small number can be found working directly in private offices or other medical offices.


Fringe benefits will vary depending on business size and other factors.  A typical employment benefits package is worth over $20,000 per year.

International Salary for Patient Representatives


UK (1)

·         Jobs in the media, not-for-profit sectors and small organizations are at the lower end of the pay scale. Employment in banking, finance and law firms tend to be at the upper end. Expect £13,000 to £18,000 for roles outside London; £17,000 to £22,000 in London.

·         After substantial experience and with increased responsibilities, salaries can rise to £25,000 - £30,000.

·         Gaining charter ship or extra qualifications, or being employed by a FTSE 100 company, may provide higher salaries.

·         Annual and performance-related bonuses exist in some sectors.

·         Working weeks typically range between 35 - 40 hours a week, with a working day usually being somewhere between 8am - 6pm. Flexi-time is sometimes available depending on the organization.

·         Work is almost entirely office-based.

·         Interim, part-time and temporary roles are common. Career breaks are possible if skills, especially IT, are maintained.

·         Self-employment or freelance work is unusual.

·         Jobs are available in all areas of the UK and opportunities are widespread.

·         This is traditionally a female role and the majority of secretarial jobs are still held by women.

·         The nature of the role is to support colleagues and projects rather than to take a lead on projects yourself, which may become frustrating.

·         The role can be stressful at times and can require sudden changes in schedules.


Canada (2)

Most full time Patient Representatives in Canada will earn between $20,000 and $30,000 a year.  For the most part, employment prospects for this occupation are very good.  Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: receptionists, bookkeeping, records management, customer service areas and information clerks.  

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $20,000 – $30,000.

Employment prospects for Patient Representatives in Canada is very good. The government forecasts that because the Canadian population is aging, therefore the demand in this and other health fields will increase for the near future due to retirement of those currently working in this field. 

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average wages are earned in Calgary, Alberta at $16.12 per hour and the lowest average wages are earned in Prince Edward Island at $10.75 per hour.


Australia (3)

Patient Representatives as well as other physicians provide a great deal of support to their patients and the medical community. Patient Representatives treat all aspects of the eyes and vision.   

The average salary for a Patient Representative is $50,000 a year with the starting salary at $43,000 and the senior salary at $57,000.  These wages are based on education, skills, experience and employers.  The worker in this profession works an average of forty hours a week.  As of November 2012 approximately 14,600 worked as Patient Representatives. 

The job industry outlook is very positive for these position and employment in these areas has risen by 42% over the last few years.  The top three regions in Australia for Patient Representatives are NSW 29.0%, VIC 16.9% and QLD 28.5%.

Patient Representatives work often work highly-stressful but awarding jobs and can be employed in a number of places, including hospitals, private clinics, schools, the armed forces, etc.

Patient Representatives handle a variety of responsibilities and wear many hats.


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