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Authorization Specialist Salary

An Authorization Specialist earns an average wage of $14.65 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
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$26,596 - $51,871
(Median)
$27K
$38K
$52K
MEDIAN: $37,551
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90%

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$11.87 - $18.89
(Median)
$12
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$26,596 - $51,871  
   
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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$25,044 - $44,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.87 - $18.89  
   
Overtime
$17.45 - $33.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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).
)
$25,044 - $44,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 213

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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.

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Experience Affects Authorization Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Authorization Specialist Salaries

Medical Terminology
0%

National Average
$32,000

Insurance
up arrow 1%

Billing
up arrow 6%

Customer Service
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 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: 74% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 20%