Insurance Verifier Salary

Most Insurance Verifiers in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $14.47 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Insurance Verifiers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,161 - $41,091
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$32K
$41K
MEDIAN: $31,777
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$11.05 - $18.80
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$24,161 - $41,091  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
Total Pay (?
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$23,618 - $40,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Hourly Rate
$11.05 - $18.80  
   
Overtime
$12.26 - $29.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
   
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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$23,618 - $40,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 167
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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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Professional skills reported by Insurance Verifiers are few in number. Insurance and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. It is not unusual for someone who knows Customer Service to be familiar with Insurance as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Insurance Verifier

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Insurance Verifiers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $30K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $31K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Insurance Verifiers make $31K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $32K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Insurance Verifier Reviews

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
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Insurance Verifier Salaries

National Average
$31,000

Insurance
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Customer Service
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 19%
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