Provider Relations Manager Salary

A little more than half of Provider Relations Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $46K to $93K per year, and the average comes out to $66K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Provider Relations Managers survey respondents are women (75 percent). Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Work is enjoyable for Provider Relations Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$45,523 - $92,014
MEDIAN: $65,714

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$45,626 - $92,996  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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Job Description for Provider Relations Manager

Provider relations managers work with affiliated companies to make sure that negotiations ensure the best deal for their company. They manage long-term contracts with multiple providers to ensure that all supplies and contracts are completed as agreed, as well as review contract proposals to ensure quality relationships exist between the company and clients. Additionally, provider relations managers often oversee a large group of assistants to help monitor relationships with providers, contact new providers if needed and set up new contracts, and train new employees to maximize their effectiveness at managing contracts and meeting with potential clients. As needed, the provider relations manager must provide feedback to their subordinates and be able to develop performance improvement plans and undertake disciplinary actions as needed.


Provider Relations Manager Tasks

  • Bring new providers into system and negotiate contracts to become part of the network.
  • Resolve provider issues involving contracts, payments, and non-routine claims.
  • Establish and manage relations with healthcare providers in system, communicating policies and requirements.

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Pay by Experience Level for Provider Relations Manager

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

For Provider Relations Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $58K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $62K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $73K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Provider Relations Managers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $79K.

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Experience Affects Provider Relations Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Provider Relations Manager Salaries

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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.


75 %
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 4%