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Authorization Specialist Salary (United States)

The larger portion of Authorization Specialists in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $14.27 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by most and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Authorization Specialist Salary (?
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$26,374 - $52,572
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $38,317
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Authorization Specialist Salary (?
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$11.84 - $19.36
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,374 - $52,572  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,511  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,983 - $45,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $19.36  
   
Overtime
$17.42 - $33.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,511  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,983 - $45,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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Job Description for Authorization Specialist

  • Ensure payment for services by verifying benefits with insurance provider.
  • Obtain, review and input insurance authorization and referrals prior to patient services.
  • Monitor and track patient authorizations, informing supervisor of any expired dates.
  • Interview and assist patients with authorization documents, as appropriate.
  • Maintain appropriate logs or reports according to professional, state and federal requirements.

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Survey takers who work as Authorization Specialists report a focused set of job skills. Insurance and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Authorization Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Authorization Specialists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. During the first five years of their careers, Authorization Specialists see a median income of $30K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $30K. On average, Authorization Specialists make $36K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $40K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups. A fair portion of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent.

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Experience Affects Authorization Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
National Average
$31,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Authorization Specialist Salaries

Insurance
0%
National Average
$31,000
Customer Service
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 22%