Disability Specialist Salary
Disability Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $43K per year. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Disability Specialists making up 79 percent. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
|Salary||$33,187 - $65,939|
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|$30,935 - $64,353|
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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.Read More...
Disability specialists may manage cases of several people, so it's important to be able to multitask while working quickly and accurately. They must also maintain a large network of support services to be sought by patients, such as medical providers and social services, and they often evaluate patients to determine what sorts of services are needed. Patients must be evaluated periodically for progress and to determine if any changes should be made in their plans, and strong relationships must be established with patients and their families.
It's important for these specialists to be able to work with a variety of disabilities, both physical and mental, and some may also assist in the development of departmental programs or policies. They are responsible for ensuring that all services are in compliance with federal, state, and local laws, and strong communication skills and patience are necessary in this position, as is the ability to work independently.
This work is usually performed indoors in an office environment, though some traveling may be necessary to meet with patients and service-providers. A bachelors degree in human services or a related field is generally required for this position.
Disability Specialist Tasks
- Determine eligibility for assistance, benefits, and other resources.
- Ensure proper documentation.
- Answer client questions.
- Assess and approve claims.
Pay by Experience Level for Disability Specialist
Pay by Experience for a Disability Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Disability Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 68 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Disability Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Disability Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 20 salaries. A Disability Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 11 salaries.
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