Disability Specialist Salary

Those pursuing careers as Disability Specialists in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $41K annually. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $30K and $61K per year. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Disability Specialists report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Disability Specialists making up 75 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,088 - $62,032
(Median)
$31K
$41K
$62K
MEDIAN: $40,664
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$11.78 - $27.75
(Median)
$12
$17
$28
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,088 - $62,032  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,574  
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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$30,062 - $61,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.78 - $27.75  
   
Overtime
$22.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,574  
   
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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$30,062 - $61,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Job Description for Disability Specialist

Disability specialists help people with disabilities to get the support they need in places like schools, nursing homes, religious organizations, and human services agencies, as well as receive the extra help that is necessary to best utilize the facilities.

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Disability Specialist Tasks

  • Answer client questions.
  • Assess and approve claims.
  • Determine eligibility for assistance, benefits, and other resources.
  • Ensure proper documentation.

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Pay by Experience Level for Disability Specialist

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $37K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $42K. On average, Disability Specialists make $47K following 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 $42K.

Disability Specialist Reviews

What is it like working as a Disability Specialist?

Disability Specialist in Wisconsin Rapids:
"Duncan disability."
Pros: Helping clients through the social security disability application process. The win!
Cons: Family firm...mis managed.

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Experience Affects Disability Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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