Authorization Specialist Salary

Authorization Specialists in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $14.78 per hour for pay. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$26,800 - $50,990
(Median)
$27K
$37K
$51K
MEDIAN: $36,696
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$11.89 - $18.62
(Median)
$12
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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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 (?
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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$25,144 - $42,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.89 - $18.62  
   
Overtime
$17.42 - $32.20  
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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$25,144 - $42,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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Popular Skills for Authorization Specialist


Survey takers who work as 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Customer Service and Billing. Those familiar with Insurance also tend to know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Authorization Specialist

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


For Authorization Specialists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $31K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $33K. For Authorization Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $34K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $36K.

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Experience Affects Authorization Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 8%


National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Authorization Specialist Salaries


Insurance
0%

National Average
$32,000

Billing
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 10%

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: 53% employee benefits None: 18%
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