Authorization Specialist Salary

An Authorization Specialist earns an average wage of $14.76 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$26,800 - $50,990
(Median)
$27K
$36K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,422
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50%
90%

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$11.89 - $18.68
(Median)
$12
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,800 - $50,990  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,517  
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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$25,139 - $42,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.89 - $18.68  
   
Overtime
$17.48 - $31.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,517  
   
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).
)
$25,139 - $42,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 254
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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

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Experience Affects Authorization Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 8%


National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Authorization Specialist Salaries

Medical Terminology
up arrow 5%

Insurance
0%

National Average
$32,000

Billing
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
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: 53% employee benefits None: 18%
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