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Credentialing Specialist Salary

Women comprise the majority of Credentialing Specialists in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $16.43 per hour on average. Compensation ranges from $12.45 per hour on the lower end to $21.67 on the higher end. Residence 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 most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,486 - $51,380
(Median)
$29K
$39K
$51K
MEDIAN: $39,308
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$12.45 - $21.67
(Median)
$12
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,486 - $51,380  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,565  
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $5,445  
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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$27,097 - $48,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 450
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.45 - $21.67  
   
Overtime
$15.15 - $30.93  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,565  
   
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $5,445  
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).
)
$27,097 - $48,642  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,107

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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. Credentialing Coordinators or Medical Staff Coordinators are common next-step roles for Credentialing Specialists moving up in their careers; annual pay for Credentialing Coordinators is $2K higher on average, and it's $2K higher for Medical Staff Coordinators.

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Popular Skills for Credentialing Specialist


Credentialing Specialists generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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. 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.


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 $39K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Credentialing Specialists make a median salary of $40K. 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


For Credentialing Specialists, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. Credentialing Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+14 percent), Baltimore (+14 percent), Minneapolis (+11 percent), and Phoenix (+6 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Jacksonville, 18 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Boca Raton (10 percent lower) and San Antonio (6 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 258 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: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 16%