Authorization Specialist Salary

Authorization Specialists in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $14.79 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$26,800 - $50,990

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$11.91 - $18.65

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,800 - $50,990  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,472  
Total Pay (?
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$25,163 - $42,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.91 - $18.65  
   
Overtime
$17.44 - $32.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,472  
   
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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$25,163 - $42,277  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 259
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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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Popular Skills for Authorization Specialist


Typical Authorization Specialists report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Terminology, Insurance, Billing, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service and Billing. Most people familiar with Insurance also know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Authorization Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Authorization Specialists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $31K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $33K. Authorization Specialists bring in $34K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $36K.

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Experience Affects Authorization Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$32,000


Skills That Affect Authorization Specialist Salaries


Insurance
0%

National Average
$32,000

Billing
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 18%
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