Credentialing Coordinators in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $17.74 per hour for pay. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The majority of Credentialing Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$34,887 - $57,623
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$35K
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$58K
MEDIAN: $44,142
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$14.02 - $23.87
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$34,887 - $57,623  
   
Bonus
$300.50 - $2,089  
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
Total Pay (?
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$30,427 - $52,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 219
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.02 - $23.87  
   
Overtime
$18.61 - $33.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$300.50 - $2,089  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00  
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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$30,427 - $52,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 499
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Job Description for Credentialing Coordinator

A credentialing coordinator is responsible for organizing, maintaining, and verifying all aspects of the credentialing process for healthcare practitioners in a health care-related facility. In all activities, they must comply with all legal and regulatory policies and procedures. Most of the time, the credentialing coordinator is in charge of contacting medical office staff and insurance providers, as well as communicating with healthcare administrators to maintain up-to-date files on physicians, technicians, and nurses. Additionally, the credentialing coordinator is responsible for answering inquiries regarding providers' credential status and working with colleagues to ensure the accuracy of all files by tracking the expiration of licenses and certifications. These professionals generally work full time in a health care setting, and they are usually under the supervision of the credentialing manager or medical staff coordinator.

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Credentialing Coordinator Tasks

  • Communicate credentialing requirements and documents as needed.
  • Maintain knowledge of jurisdictional requirements and document credentialing changes as needed.
  • Ensure credentialing, full or mini, for designated contractors in an organization.

Common Career Paths for Credentialing Coordinator


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Credentialing Coordinators might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Credentialing Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $52K per year. Becoming a Medical Staff Coordinator or a Credentialing Supervisor is a common transition from a Credentialing Coordinator role.

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Pay by Experience Level for Credentialing Coordinator

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


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $36K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $42K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $44K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Credentialing Coordinators report making only $43K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $39,554

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Credentialing Coordinators, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 31 percent greater than the national average. Credentialing Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+20 percent), Dallas (+12 percent), Houston (+11 percent), and Chicago (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 4 percent below the national average. Employers in Miami and Nashville also lean toward paying below-median salaries (3 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Credentialing Coordinator Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 8%


National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Credentialing Coordinator Salaries

Credentialing
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Medical Credentialing
0%

National Average
$40,000

Insurance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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