Median pay for Licensing Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $43K per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Licensing Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,415 - $71,072
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$30K
$43K
$71K
MEDIAN: $42,625
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$12.76 - $25.53
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$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,415 - $71,072  
   
Bonus
$302.01 - $7,830  
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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$28,787 - $64,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.76 - $25.53  
   
Overtime
$22.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$302.01 - $7,830  
   
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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$28,787 - $64,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Licensing Specialist

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $39K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $42K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $45K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $38K.

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Experience Affects Licensing Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$40,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Licensing Specialist Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 71%

National Average
$40,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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