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Disability Specialist Salary

Earnings for Disability Specialists in the United States come in at around $44K annually on average. Lower pay rates hover around $29K, and the higher rates verge on $64K per year. Job satisfaction for Disability Specialists is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Disability Specialists making up 78 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$29,859 - $65,721
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66K
MEDIAN: $43,768
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$12.41 - $28.54
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,859 - $65,721  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,727  
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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$29,270 - $64,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.41 - $28.54  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,727  
   
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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$29,270 - $64,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Job Description for Disability Specialist

  • 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.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $38K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $42K. For Disability Specialists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $51K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $39K.

Experience Affects Disability Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$41,000

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 7%