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Credentialing Specialist Salary

Most Credentialing Specialists in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $16.49 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $12.54 per hour to $21.65. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,499 - $51,671
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$29K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,568
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$12.54 - $21.65
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$13
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$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,499 - $51,671  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,930  
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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$27,218 - $48,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 459
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.54 - $21.65  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $31.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,930  
   
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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$27,218 - $48,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,133

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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 who go on to become Credentialing Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Credentialing Managers is $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


Typical Credentialing Specialists report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Credentialing, Medical Credentialing, Office Administration, 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 experienced in 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $34K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $39K. Credentialing Specialists bring in $40K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 26 percent, Credentialing Specialists in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Credentialing Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Milwaukee (+16 percent), Dallas (+14 percent), Baltimore (+14 percent), and Minneapolis (+10 percent). In Jacksonville, salaries are 18 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in San Antonio (7 percent lower) and Orlando (5 percent lower).

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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
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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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 259 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
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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