Average Intake Specialist Salary
$34,000 yearly
$16.75 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$27,000
10 %
$34,000
Median
$44,000
90 %
What Is The Average Intake Specialist Salary?
The average intake specialist salary is $34,850 per year, or $16.75 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $27,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $44,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Wyoming, and New York provide the highest intake specialist salaries.

Average Intake Specialist Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where intake specialists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Intake Specialist average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$28,412
$13.66
Alaska
$39,175
$18.83
Arizona
$29,465
$14.17
Arkansas
$31,409
$15.10
California
$36,871
$17.73
Colorado
$32,461
$15.61
Connecticut
$36,967
$17.77
Delaware
$31,098
$14.95
District of Columbia
$37,222
$17.90
Florida
$29,224
$14.05
Georgia
$28,740
$13.82
Hawaii
$37,547
$18.05
Idaho
$34,424
$16.55
Illinois
$31,601
$15.19
Indiana
$30,423
$14.63
Iowa
$32,324
$15.54
Kansas
$26,693
$12.83
Kentucky
$23,075
$11.09
Louisiana
$22,464
$10.80
Maine
$34,172
$16.43
Maryland
$30,830
$14.82
Massachusetts
$29,123
$14.00
Michigan
$31,479
$15.13
Minnesota
$34,964
$16.81
Mississippi
$20,735
$9.97
Missouri
$28,349
$13.63
Montana
$28,271
$13.59
Nebraska
$31,605
$15.19
Nevada
$33,510
$16.11
New Hampshire
$31,809
$15.29
New Jersey
$33,831
$16.26
New Mexico
$30,600
$14.71
New York
$37,584
$18.07
North Carolina
$25,629
$12.32
North Dakota
$34,124
$16.41
Ohio
$33,123
$15.92
Oklahoma
$26,783
$12.88
Oregon
$39,659
$19.07
Pennsylvania
$31,000
$14.90
Rhode Island
$33,560
$16.13
South Carolina
$27,602
$13.27
South Dakota
$28,686
$13.79
Tennessee
$28,943
$13.91
Texas
$29,920
$14.38
Utah
$25,558
$12.29
Vermont
$32,076
$15.42
Virginia
$31,530
$15.16
Washington
$45,503
$21.88
West Virginia
$25,494
$12.26
Wisconsin
$29,713
$14.29
Wyoming
$38,372
$18.45

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Highest Paying Cities For Intake Specialist

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Olympia, WA
$46,190
$22.21
Hillsboro, OR
$39,896
$19.18
Sacramento, CA
$38,540
$18.53
New York, NY
$37,733
$18.14
Minneapolis, MN
$35,059
$16.86
Mount Laurel, NJ
$33,876
$16.29

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Average Intake Specialist Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $34,800
    $16.75
    +1.9%
    2020
    $34,200
    $16.44
    +4.0%
    2019
    $32,800
    $15.79
    +3.1%
    2018
    $31,800
    $15.31
    +3.4%
    2017
    $30,800
    $14.79
    +1.9%

    How Much Do Intake Specialists Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, intake specialist salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that government, professional, and insurance companies tend to offer much higher salaries for intake specialists. For example, intake specialists make a whopping average salary of $38,036 while working for government companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $36,527 at professional companies and $35,763 at insurance companies. But intake specialists may want to avoid working in the health care industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $34,536.
    RankIndustryAverage Intake Specialist SalaryIntake Specialist Salary Range
    1
    Government
    $38,036
    $29k
    $44k
    2
    Professional
    $36,527
    $29k
    $44k
    3
    Insurance
    $35,763
    $29k
    $44k
    4
    Non Profits
    $35,624
    $29k
    $44k
    5
    Health Care
    $34,536
    $29k
    $44k

    High Paying Intake Specialist Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Intake Coordinator

    Avg. salary: $33,903

    An intake coordinator is responsible for assisting patients with admissions to healthcare facilities. Intake coordinators help with the patients' registration process, record their health conditions and medical histories, verify their health insurance information, schedule consultation appointments, manage patients' charts, and respond to patients' inquiries and concerns. Intake coordinators perform administrative and clerical tasks as needed, such as entering patients' information on the database, filing necessary insurance documents, and creating reports. They must be detail-oriented, as well as have excellent communication and organization skills.
    28,110 Intake Coordinator Jobs

    Intake Specialist Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for an intake specialist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.
    Experience LevelascdescAvg. SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
    Entry Level
    $27,900
    $13.39
    Mid Level
    $33,700
    $16.20
    Senior Level
    $38,800
    $18.66

    Which Companies Pay Intake Specialists The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Cooley as they offer the highest salaries for intake specialists.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage Intake Specialist SalaryIntake Specialist Salary Range
    1Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
    4.9
    $77,535
    $34k
    $83k
    2Cooley
    4.7
    $62,043
    $34k
    $83k
    3Washington State Employees Credit Union
    4.3
    $53,028
    $34k
    $83k
    4Fairway Independent Mortgage
    4.7
    $51,056
    $34k
    $83k
    5Grail
    4.7
    $49,587
    $34k
    $83k
    63M
    4.8
    $48,318
    $34k
    $83k

    Recently Added Intake Specialist Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    DESC
    Intake Specialist
    Intake Specialist
    Seattle, WA
    08/05/2021
    $51,656
    08/05/2021
    Remedy Intelligent Staffing
    Intake Specialist-1St. Shift
    Intake Specialist-1St. Shift
    Fond du Lac, WI
    08/04/2021
    $34,436
    08/04/2021
    West Asset Management, Inc.
    Client Intake Specialist (Healthcare)
    Client Intake Specialist (Healthcare)
    Longmont, CO
    08/04/2021
    $32,349
    08/04/2021
    Intake Specialist
    Nunez, GA
    08/04/2021
    $41,000
    08/04/2021
    The Resource
    Intake Specialist
    Intake Specialist
    High Point, NC
    08/04/2021
    $27,131
    08/04/2021
    West Asset Management, Inc.
    Client Intake Specialist
    Client Intake Specialist
    Mobile, AL
    08/04/2021
    $34,122
    08/04/2021
    Client Intake Specialist
    Allentown, PA
    08/02/2021
    $28,000
    08/02/2021
    Express Pros Everet
    Intake Specialist
    Intake Specialist
    Everett, WA
    08/01/2021
    $35,479
    08/01/2021
    The Journey Mental Health Center
    Bilingual Intake Specialist (210109)
    Bilingual Intake Specialist (210109)
    Madison, WI
    08/01/2021
    $34,473
    08/01/2021
    Intake Specialist
    San Diego, CA
    07/30/2021
    $31,305
    07/30/2021

    Average Intake Specialist Salary by Demographic

    Intake Specialist Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $37,403
    female-income
    Female Income
    $35,885
    Median Intake Specialist Income by Race
    White intake specialists have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Asian intake specialists have the lowest average salary at $36,011.
    $39,000
    $38,000
    $37,000
    $36,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$36,923
    White$37,066
    Black or African American$36,257
    Asian$36,011
    Hispanic or Latino$36,964
    Average Intake Specialist Salary by Education Level
    Intake specialists with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $41,582 annually. With a Bachelors degree, intake specialists earn a median annual income of $35,885 compared to $33,269 for intake specialists with an Associate degree.
    $43,000
    $41,000
    $39,000
    $37,000
    $35,000
    $33,000
    $31,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$32,073
    Master's Degree$41,582
    Bachelor's Degree$35,885
    Some College/ Associate Degree$33,269