Credentialing Specialist Salary

Most Credentialing Specialists in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $17.38 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by experience level and the specific company. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The majority of Credentialing Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$31,234 - $57,243
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MEDIAN: $42,430
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$13.73 - $22.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,234 - $57,243  
   
Bonus
$250.00 - $5,872  
Profit Sharing
$1,424  
Total Pay (?
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$29,231 - $51,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 395
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.73 - $22.88  
   
Overtime
$21.51 - $34.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$250.00 - $5,872  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,424  
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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$29,231 - $51,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,080

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Job Description for Credentialing Specialist

Credentialing specialists usually work in a medical facility, such as a hospital, clinic, or private practice, while some work at agencies which provide services to various medical providers. These specialists ensure that medical staff members' credentials and licenses are valid and up-to-date; when dates for renewal are approaching, the specialist should advise the medical staff as to what steps must be taken, and they may also be tasked with researching potential new employees to ensure that they possess the necessary licenses and credentials.

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Credentialing Specialist Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Credentialing Specialist


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Credentialing Specialists who transition into a Credentialing Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $52K per year. Becoming a Credentialing Coordinator or a Medical Staff Coordinator is a common transition from a Credentialing Specialist role.

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Popular Skills for Credentialing Specialist


Credentialing Specialists seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Insurance, Customer Relations, Customer Service, and Medicaid Enrollment are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Billing, Data Entry, and Medicare. Those proficient in Credentialing are, more often than not, also skilled in Office Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Credentialing Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Credentialing Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Credentialing Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 877 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Credentialing Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 434 salaries. An experienced Credentialing Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 294 salaries. A Credentialing Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 73 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,910

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

For those looking to make money, Credentialing Specialists in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 21 percent above the national average. Credentialing Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+13 percent), Portland (+8 percent), Nashville (+8 percent), and Baltimore (+6 percent). In Spokane, salaries are 17 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 15 percent less in San Antonio and 12 percent less in Orlando, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Credentialing Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Credentialing Specialist?

Credentialing Specialist in Denver:
"I learn new things all the time and it keeps me very busy."
Pros: Getting approved for contracts and enrollments.
Cons: Doing many jobs at one low pay scale.

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Key Stats for Credentialing Specialist

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 209 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Credentialing Specialist Salaries

▲14%

▲13%

▲8%

National Average
$38,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Credentialing Specialist Salaries

Insurance
▲12%

Customer Relations
▲6%

Medicaid Enrollment
▲4%

Customer Service
▲4%

Medical Coding
▲2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲1%

National Average
$38,000







Medicare
▼7%

Billing
▼18%

Data Entry
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 209 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 18%
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