Credentialing Specialist Salary

The larger portion of Credentialing Specialists in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $16.49 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $12.53 per hour and $21.73. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most Credentialing Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,424 - $51,682
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$29K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,547
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$12.53 - $21.73
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$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,424 - $51,682  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,947  
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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$27,186 - $49,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 458
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.53 - $21.73  
   
Overtime
$15.05 - $31.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,947  
   
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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$27,186 - $49,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,160
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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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As Credentialing Specialists transition into upper-level roles such as Credentialing Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Credentialing Managers earn $51K on average per year. Credentialing Specialists typically move into roles as Credentialing Coordinators or Medical Staff Coordinators, and those positions pay $2K more and $2K more, respectively.

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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. Those educated in Credentialing tend to be well versed in Office Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Credentialing Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $34K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $39K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $41K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $40K.

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 (+9 percent). With compensation 18 percent below the national average, Jacksonville is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. 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 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: 80% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 17%
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