Licensing Specialists aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $42K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Licensing Specialists survey respondents are women (79 percent). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,238 - $72,182
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$42K
$72K
MEDIAN: $41,523
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$12.57 - $25.64
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,238 - $72,182  
   
Bonus
$484.79 - $6,128  
Profit Sharing
$734  
Total Pay (?
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$28,631 - $63,572  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.57 - $25.64  
   
Overtime
$22.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$484.79 - $6,128  
   
Profit Sharing
$734  
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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$28,631 - $63,572  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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Job Description for Licensing Specialist

Licensing specialists may work for local, state, or federal government agencies which issue licenses to the public, and they may also work for private companies or corporations, such as financial institutions, to keep track of their employees’ licensing requirements (e.g., series 7’s or 6’s certification). They are responsible for guiding employees on how to obtain required professional licenses, and they may coordinate classes for employees to prepare for their exams to obtain these licenses.

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Licensing Specialist Tasks

  • Research and document required operational licenses for company.
  • Assist in resolving licensing issues as needed.
  • Monitor, process and document licenses and license renewals.
  • Complete business license applications and gather required supporting documents and signatures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Licensing Specialist

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $38K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $43K. Licensing Specialists see a median salary of $45K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $38K.

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Key Stats for Licensing Specialist

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
053
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Licensing Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Licensing Specialist Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 74%

National Average
$40,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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