Credentialing Specialist Salary

Credentialing Specialists in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $16.67 per hour. Compensation ranges between $12.74 per hour and $22.18. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. For the most part, Credentialing Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,772 - $52,075
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $40,081
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$12.74 - $22.18
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$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,772 - $52,075  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,965  
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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$27,516 - $49,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 509
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.74 - $22.18  
   
Overtime
$17.39 - $33.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,965  
   
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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$27,516 - $49,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,311
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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

  • 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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For Credentialing Specialists, progressing to a Credentialing Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Credentialing Manager can earn $51K annually. Credentialing Specialists moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Credentialing Coordinators or Medical Staff Coordinators. The median paychecks in those roles are $2K higher and $2K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Credentialing Specialist


Credentialing Specialists report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Medical Coding, Credentialing, Medical Credentialing, and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Billing. The majority of those who know 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $34K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $40K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Credentialing Specialists make a median salary of $41K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,587

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

For those looking to make money, Credentialing Specialists in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Credentialing Specialists will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+14 percent), Minneapolis (+10 percent), Phoenix (+8 percent), and Baltimore (+8 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in Jacksonville. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Antonio and Orlando (11 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Credentialing Specialist Reviews

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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Experience Affects Credentialing Specialist Salaries




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Credentialing Specialist Salaries

Medical Coding
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Medical Credentialing
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Credentialing
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National Average
$37,000

Office Administration
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HIPAA Compliance
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Billing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 271 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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