Authorization Specialist Salary (United States)

Women comprise the majority of Authorization Specialists in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $14.27 per hour on average. The range in pay spans from $11.84 per hour to $19.36. Some workers in this field—22 percent—are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by most and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Job satisfaction for Authorization Specialists is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Authorization Specialist Salary (?
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$26,374 - $52,572
(Median)
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46K
53K
MEDIAN: $38,317
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Authorization Specialist Salary (?
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$11.84 - $19.36
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,374 - $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.
For many Authorization Specialists, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. Pay increases are minimal for Authorization Specialists just starting out. Salaries only go from $30K to $30K after a decade. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $36K. After spending 20 years in the field, salary continues to increase (though at a slower pace) for Authorization Specialists and pay is expected at $40K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 18 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 5 percent. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; most of respondents fit between this range.

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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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