Women account for the majority of Credentialing Specialists in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $17.34 per hour. Total cash compensation for Credentialing Specialists runs from $29K to $52K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $6K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by years of experience and the particular employer. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,768 - $56,984
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$57K
MEDIAN: $41,723
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$13.60 - $22.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,768 - $56,984  
   
Bonus
$294.79 - $5,918  
Profit Sharing
$153.19 - $6,926  
Total Pay (?
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$28,998 - $51,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 398
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.60 - $22.94  
   
Overtime
$20.43 - $34.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$294.79 - $5,918  
   
Profit Sharing
$153.19 - $6,926  
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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$28,998 - $51,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,058

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Job Description for Credentialing Specialist

Credentialing specialists usually work in a medical facility, such as a hospital, clinic, or private practice, while some work at agencies which provide services to various medical providers. These specialists ensure that medical staff members' credentials and licenses are valid and up-to-date; when dates for renewal are approaching, the specialist should advise the medical staff as to what steps must be taken, and they may also be tasked with researching potential new employees to ensure that they possess the necessary licenses and credentials.

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Credentialing Specialist Tasks

  • Release information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
  • Evaluate information on applications to verify completeness and accuracy.
  • Correspond with medical staff to obtain information or inform them of credentialing status or changes.
  • Maintain records of applications and verification letters.

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 $52K per year. A Credentialing Specialist may also move into a role as a Credentialing Coordinator or a Medical Staff Coordinator.

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Popular Skills for Credentialing Specialist


Credentialing Specialists report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Insurance, Customer Relations, Customer Service, and Medicaid Enrollment are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Billing, Data Entry, and Medicare. For most people, competency in Credentialing indicates knowledge of Office Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Credentialing Specialist

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


Credentialing Specialists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $35K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $41K. Credentialing Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $43K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $45K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,795

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Credentialing Specialists will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 22 percent. Credentialing Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+13 percent), Portland (+8 percent), Dallas (+6 percent), and Baltimore (+5 percent). Spokane is the lowest-paying area, 17 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Antonio and Orlando (13 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

Credentialing Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Credentialing Specialist?

Credentialing Specialist in Denver:
"I learn new things all the time and it keeps me very busy."
Pros: Getting approved for contracts and enrollments.
Cons: Doing many jobs at one low pay scale.

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Key Stats for Credentialing Specialist

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 193 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Credentialing Specialist Salaries




National Average
$38,000


Skills That Affect Credentialing Specialist Salaries

Insurance
up arrow 13%

Customer Relations
up arrow 6%

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Medicaid Enrollment
up arrow 4%

Medical Coding
up arrow 2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000



Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%



Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Medicare
up arrow 6%

Billing
up arrow 17%

Data Entry
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 193 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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