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Authorization Specialist Salary

Most Authorization Specialists in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $14.72 per hour. A strong majority enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Most Authorization Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$26,633 - $51,768
(Median)
$27K
$38K
$52K
MEDIAN: $37,864
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$11.89 - $18.80
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$12
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,633 - $51,768  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,522  
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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$25,058 - $43,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.89 - $18.80  
   
Overtime
$17.55 - $32.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,522  
   
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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$25,058 - $43,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 225

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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


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Authorization Specialists who took the survey. 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. Aptitude in Customer Service tends to also indicate an understanding of Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Authorization Specialist

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $31K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $33K on average. For Authorization Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $35K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $36K.

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Experience Affects Authorization Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Authorization Specialist Salaries

Medical Terminology
up arrow 9%

Insurance
0%

National Average
$32,000

Billing
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 18%
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