Credentialing Specialist Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Credentialing Specialists in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $17.40 per hour. Cash earnings for Credentialing Specialists — which occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing — stretch from around $29K to approximately $52K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by career length and the particular employer. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$31,119 - $56,713
$31K
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$57K
MEDIAN: $42,334
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$13.72 - $22.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$31,119 - $56,713  
   
Bonus
$193.92 - $5,862  
Profit Sharing
$152.05 - $6,954  
Total Pay (?
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$29,205 - $51,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 379
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.72 - $22.91  
   
Overtime
$20.97 - $34.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$193.92 - $5,862  
   
Profit Sharing
$152.05 - $6,954  
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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$29,205 - $51,846  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,031

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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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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 $52K per year. Becoming a Credentialing Coordinator or a Medical Staff Coordinator is often the next step for a Credentialing Specialist.

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Popular Skills for Credentialing Specialist


Credentialing Specialists seem to wield many 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 4 percent and 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Billing, Data Entry, and Medicare. Most people familiar with Credentialing also know Office Administration.

Pay by Experience Level for Credentialing Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Credentialing Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Credentialing Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 877 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Credentialing Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 434 salaries. An experienced Credentialing Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 294 salaries. A Credentialing Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 73 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,959

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New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Credentialing Specialists, 21 percent above the national average. Credentialing Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+12 percent), Portland (+8 percent), Nashville (+8 percent), and Baltimore (+6 percent). Spokane is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Employers in San Antonio and Orlando also lean toward paying below-median salaries (15 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
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 191 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Credentialing Specialist Salaries

▲14%

▲13%

▲8%

National Average
$38,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Credentialing Specialist Salaries

Insurance
▲12%

Customer Relations
▲6%

Medicaid Enrollment
▲4%

Customer Service
▲4%

Medical Coding
▲2%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲1%

National Average
$38,000







Medicare
▼7%

Billing
▼18%

Data Entry
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 191 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 19%