Credentialing Specialist Salary

Most Credentialing Specialists in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $16.52 per hour. Compensation ranges between $12.59 per hour and $21.92. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction for Credentialing Specialists is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,336 - $51,509

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$12.59 - $21.92

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,336 - $51,509  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,550  
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $5,787  
Total Pay (?
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$27,211 - $49,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 459
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.59 - $21.92  
   
Overtime
$15.47 - $32.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,550  
   
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $5,787  
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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$27,211 - $49,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,173
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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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At the upper end, Credentialing Specialists who move into a Credentialing Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Credentialing Managers is a much higher $51K per year. It is quite typical for Credentialing Specialists to transition into roles as Credentialing Coordinators or Medical Staff Coordinators, where reported median earnings are $2K and $2K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Credentialing Specialist


Professional skills reported by Credentialing Specialists are few in number. Most notably, skills in Credentialing, Medical Credentialing, Office Administration, and HIPAA Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $34K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $39K. On average, Credentialing Specialists make $40K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

Pay Difference by Location


Credentialing Specialists will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 27 percent. Credentialing Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Milwaukee (+15 percent), Dallas (+14 percent), Baltimore (+12 percent), and Minneapolis (+11 percent). Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Jacksonville. Employers in San Antonio and Orlando also lean toward paying below-median salaries (9 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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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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