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Authorization Specialist Salary

An Authorization Specialist earns an average wage of $14.45 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
$26,448 - $52,313
(Median)
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46K
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MEDIAN: $37,819
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$11.85 - $19.24
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,448 - $52,313  
   
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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$25,015 - $45,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.85 - $19.24  
   
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).
)
$25,015 - $45,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 194
United States (change)

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.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Authorization Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Authorization Specialist Salaries

Insurance
0%

National Average
$32,000

Medical Terminology
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 21%