Credentialing Specialist Salary

Credentialing Specialists in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $16.67 per hour for pay. The bottom of the pay range sits near $12.74 per hour, and the top verges on $22.18. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Most Credentialing Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,772 - $52,075
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$52K
MEDIAN: $40,081
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$12.74 - $22.18
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,772 - $52,075  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,965  
Profit Sharing
$325.00 - $6,183  
Total Pay (?
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$27,516 - $49,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 509
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.74 - $22.18  
   
Overtime
$17.39 - $33.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,965  
   
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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$27,516 - $49,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,311
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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. Credentialing Specialists typically move into roles as Credentialing Coordinators or Medical Staff Coordinators, and those positions pay $2K more and $2K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Credentialing Specialist


Credentialing Specialists report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Medical Coding, Credentialing, Medical Credentialing, and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Billing. Most people who know Credentialing also know Office Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Credentialing Specialist

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


For many Credentialing Specialists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $34K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $40K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $41K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,587

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

For Credentialing Specialists, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Credentialing Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+14 percent), Minneapolis (+10 percent), Phoenix (+8 percent), and Baltimore (+8 percent). Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Jacksonville. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Antonio and Orlando (11 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Credentialing Specialist Salaries




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Credentialing Specialist Salaries

Medical Coding
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Medical Credentialing
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Credentialing
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National Average
$37,000

Office Administration
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HIPAA Compliance
up arrow 3%

Billing
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 271 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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