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Credentialing Specialist Salary

The larger portion of Credentialing Specialists in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $16.50 per hour. Pay generally varies between $12.52 per hour and $21.68. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,466 - $51,487
(Median)
$29K
$39K
$51K
MEDIAN: $39,443
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$12.52 - $21.68
(Median)
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,466 - $51,487  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,921  
Profit Sharing
$325.00 - $6,183  
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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$27,190 - $48,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 457
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.52 - $21.68  
   
Overtime
$15.25 - $31.03  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,921  
   
Profit Sharing
$325.00 - $6,183  
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).
)
$27,190 - $48,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,122

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Job Description for Credentialing Specialist

  • Correspond with medical staff to obtain information or inform them of credentialing status or changes.
  • Maintain records of applications and verification letters.
  • Release information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
  • Evaluate information on applications to verify completeness and accuracy.

Common Career Paths for Credentialing Specialist


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Credentialing Specialists may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Credentialing Manager. The latter position pays an average of $51K annually. When Credentialing Specialists are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Credentialing Coordinators or Medical Staff Coordinators. Those roles pay an additional $2K and $2K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Credentialing Specialist


Survey takers who work as Credentialing Specialists typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Credentialing, Medical Credentialing, Office Administration, and HIPAA Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Billing. Those proficient in Credentialing are, more often than not, also skilled in Office Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Credentialing Specialist

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $34K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $39K. Credentialing Specialists see a median salary of $41K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $40K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Credentialing Specialists, New York provides a pay rate that is 26 percent greater than the national average. Credentialing Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Milwaukee (+16 percent), Dallas (+15 percent), Baltimore (+14 percent), and Minneapolis (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Jacksonville, 18 percent below the national average. Workers in San Antonio and Orlando earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Credentialing Specialist Salaries




National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Credentialing Specialist Salaries

Credentialing
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Medical Credentialing
up arrow 1%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

HIPAA Compliance
0%

National Average
$36,000

Billing
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 260 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 16%
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