Physician Credentialer Salary

The average rate for a Physician Credentialer is $16.16 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$29,997 - $52,500
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$52K
MEDIAN: $41,283
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$11.32 - $21.32
(Median)
$11
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,997 - $52,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,220  
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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$24,933 - $48,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.32 - $21.32  
   
Overtime
$1.57 - $32.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,220  
   
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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$24,933 - $48,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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Job Description for Physician Credentialer

A physician credentialer conducts research for hospitals to make sure physicians’ credentials are up-to-date, helps medical entities apply and renew credentials, and review applications for accuracy. Physician credentialers are also expected to follow applications through the process to make sure they have been approved, and do what must be done to correct them if they aren't.

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Physician Credentialer Tasks

  • Correspond with medical staff to obtain information or inform them of credentialing status or changes.
  • Maintain records of applications and verification letters.
  • Release information to persons and agencies according to regulations.
  • Evaluate information on applications to verify completeness and accuracy.

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Physician Credentialer in Houston:
"Medical credentialing specialists is a very delicate job."
Be Organized. Medical credentialing specialists are typically employed by different types of health care organizations, such as hospitals, group practices, ambulatory care services, and credentialing agencies. A specialist's main focus is to verify that the credentials of health care professionals are in compliance with state and federal standards. This can involve verifying the legitimacy of practitioner information with universities, licensing agencies, and certification groups. Along with processing re-credentialing paperwork and maintaining a database of practitioners' training, education, licensing, and experience information, specialists also ensure that practitioners adhere to staff policies, department regulation, and government laws.

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Experience Affects Physician Credentialer Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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