Authorization Specialist Salary (United States)

Most Authorization Specialists in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $14.27 per hour;. The top of the range reaches $19.36, and the bottom approaches $11.84 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by most and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Job satisfaction for Authorization Specialists is high. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
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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MEDIAN: $14.00
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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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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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Pay by Experience Level for Authorization Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Though Authorization Specialists can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. New Authorization Specialists earn approximately $30K, only slightly increasing to $30K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $36K. After 20 years of work in the field, Authorization Specialists typically earn $40K and go on to enjoy (slight) increases in earnings. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about 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 5 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

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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%
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