Insurance Verifiers in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $14.55 per hour for pay. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, just over one in five claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,886 - $41,645
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$42K
MEDIAN: $34,298
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$11.65 - $18.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$28,886 - $41,645  
   
Bonus
$195.74 - $3,064  
Total Pay (?
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$24,459 - $39,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.65 - $18.31  
   
Overtime
$16.49 - $30.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$195.74 - $3,064  
   
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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$24,459 - $39,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 347
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Job Description for Insurance Verifier

The insurance industry is arguably as important to the modern health care system as the actual health care provider complex, and both consist of many different people doing many different jobs to make it function. An insurance verifier is an employee of a hospital or practice who specializes in dealing with patient claims and the billing process as it relates to claims.

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Insurance Verifier Tasks

  • Enter data, create reports and validate individual and cross-patient information.
  • Liaise with patient, insurer, and provider to communicate needs and current state.
  • Monitor and verify insurance information for individual patients and procedures.
  • Communicate with patients about co-pays, benefits, coverage, and care authorization.

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Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Verifier

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


For many Insurance Verifiers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $29K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $31K. Insurance Verifiers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $33K. As Insurance Verifiers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $38K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,648

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

With a pay rate for Insurance Verifiers that is 13 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Insurance Verifiers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+11 percent), Miami (+2 percent), Chicago (+2 percent), and Los Angeles (+2 percent). Dallas is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 5 percent.

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What is it like working as an Insurance Verifier?

Insurance Verifier in Long Beach:
"Insurance Verifier."
Pros: The most I like about my job is the opportunities that comes from the medical industry. I learn new things everyday and my knowledge for healthcare is growing. I am able to do more than I was hired for and hope that it continues to happen to build my experience.
Cons: That I am unable to do more. I would like to step into the billing aspect of the medical field.

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Experience Affects Insurance Verifier Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Insurance Verifier Salaries

Medical Terminology
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Data Entry
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Scheduling
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authorizations
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National Average
$31,000

Insurance
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Customer Service
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Typing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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