Credentialing Specialist Salary

Credentialing Specialists in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $16.51 per hour for pay. The bottom of the pay range sits near $12.56 per hour, and the top verges on $21.87. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Credentialing Specialists is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,274 - $51,532
(Median)
$29K
$39K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,464
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$12.56 - $21.87
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$17
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,274 - $51,532  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,910  
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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$27,213 - $49,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 458
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.56 - $21.87  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $32.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,910  
   
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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$27,213 - $49,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,162
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Credentialing Manager. The average Credentialing Manager brings home $51K per year. 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


Credentialing Specialists who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. 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. It is often found that people who know Credentialing are 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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Credentialing Specialists make a median salary of $41K. Credentialing Specialists who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $40K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Credentialing Specialists in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. Credentialing Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Milwaukee (+15 percent), Dallas (+14 percent), Baltimore (+12 percent), and Minneapolis (+9 percent). Jacksonville is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include San Antonio (8 percent lower) and Orlando (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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National Average
$36,000

HIPAA Compliance
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Billing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 254 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: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 17%
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