Average Authorization Specialist Hourly Pay

$16.07
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$513
Bonus
$900
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The average hourly pay for an Authorization Specialist is $16.07.
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$12.72
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$16.07
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$20.15
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What Do Authorization Specialists Do?

Authorization Specialist Tasks
  • Interview and assist patients with authorization documents, as appropriate.
  • Maintain appropriate logs or reports according to professional, state and federal requirements.
  • Monitor and track patient authorizations, informing supervisor of any expired dates.
  • Ensure payment for services by verifying benefits with insurance provider.
  • Obtain, review and input insurance authorization and referrals prior to patient services.

Job Satisfaction for Authorization Specialist

3.8 out of 5
(236)
Highly Satisfied
13Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Authorization Specialist are from the companies Triwest Healthcare Alliance Corp., Comprehensive Pain Management and Rady Children's Hospital Foundation. Reported salaries are highest at Rady Children's Hospital Foundation where the average pay is $18.19. Comprehensive Pain Management pays the lowest at around $15.48.

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What Are Popular Skills for Authorization Specialists?

Skills in Insurance, Medical Terminology and Medical Coding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Customer Service.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Authorization Specialists?

An entry-level Authorization Specialist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.62 based on 45 salaries. An early career Authorization Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.37 based on 482 salaries. A mid-career Authorization Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.41 based on 261 salaries. An experienced Authorization Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.08 based on 267 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Employees with Authorization Specialist in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 17.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (12.0% more) and Milwaukee, Wisconsin (6.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (7.2% less) and Orlando, Florida (6.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,160 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.9%
Early Career
41.6%
Mid Career
22.5%
Experienced
23.0%
Late Career
9.1%