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Credentialing Specialist Salary (United States)

Women make up the vast majority of Credentialing Specialists in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $16.28 per hour. Cash earnings for Credentialing Specialists — including $2K in bonuses and $4K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $27K to $48K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The majority of Credentialing Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Credentialing Specialist Salary (?
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$29,283 - $51,168
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MEDIAN: $38,995
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Credentialing Specialist Salary (?
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$12.39 - $21.41
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,283 - $51,168  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,649  
Profit Sharing
$625 - $4,308  
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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$26,851 - $48,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 437
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.39 - $21.41  
   
Overtime
$13.50 - $30.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,649  
   
Profit Sharing
$625 - $4,308  
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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$26,851 - $48,329  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,065
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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.

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Popular Skills for Credentialing Specialist

Typical Credentialing Specialists report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Office Administration, Credentialing, Medical Credentialing, and HIPAA Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include 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.
Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $34K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $38K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Credentialing Specialists see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Credentialing Specialists who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $39K.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Philadelphia
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Baltimore
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Milwaukee
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Dallas
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Minneapolis
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Phoenix
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St. Louis
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Atlanta
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National Average
$36,000
Indianapolis
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Nashville
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San Antonio
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Orlando
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Boca Raton
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Credentialing Specialists will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 28 percent. Credentialing Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+18 percent), Milwaukee (+16 percent), Baltimore (+16 percent), and Dallas (+15 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Boca Raton, 9 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Orlando and San Antonio (7 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Credentialing Specialist Salaries

National Average
$36,000

Skills That Affect Credentialing Specialist Salaries

Medical Credentialing
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Credentialing
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Office Administration
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HIPAA Compliance
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National Average
$36,000
Billing
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 257 votes.

Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 16%