The average Disability Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $43K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Disability Specialists who took the survey — 82 percent to be exact. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$33,061 - $66,044
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$66K
MEDIAN: $43,267
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$11.00 - $24.98
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,061 - $66,044  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$30,781 - $64,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.00 - $24.98  
   
Overtime
$24.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$30,781 - $64,196  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Disability Specialist

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


For many Disability Specialists, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $38K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $43K on average. Disability Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $52K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $57K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Disability Specialist Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Disability Specialist

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Disability Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Disability Specialist Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%


Medical Terminology
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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