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The Average Salary of Patient Advocates

Growth Trends for Related Jobs

The average U.S. salary for patient advocates in November 2009 was $59,770, according to Indeed.com. According to the National Patient Advocate Foundation, patient advocates serve as intermediaries between patients and the health-care industry to improve access to patient care.

Northeast

According to Indeed.com, patient advocates in New York City earn average annual salaries of $82,000, and those in Portland, Maine earn $32,000. Patient advocates in Philadelphia average $61,000 annually.

Southeast

According to Indeed.com, patient advocates in Atlanta earn annual salaries of $70,000, and those in Jacksonville, Florida, and Richmond, Virginia, earn $60,000.

Midwest

According to Indeed.com, patient advocates in Chicago earn annual salaries of $65,000, and those in Topeka, Kansas, earn $55,000. Those in Des Moines, Iowa, earn $56,000 annually.

Southwest

According to Indeed.com, patient advocates in Phoenix earn annual salaries of $55,000, and those in San Antonio earn $54,000.

West

According to Indeed.com, patient advocates in Los Angeles earn annual salaries of $64,000, and those in Seattle earn $57,000.

Employment Opportunities

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the advocacy industry is expected to increase by 12.8 percent from 2006 to 2016.

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About the Author

Michele Thomas has served as a writer, proofreader, and researcher in various fields. She currently works as a law librarian. Thomas holds a Master of Arts from The Ohio State University, a J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law, and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh. She also worked as a nurse for six years.

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