Disability Specialist Salary

Median pay for Disability Specialists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $45K per year. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. There are far more female Disability Specialists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 82 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$33,794 - $66,081
$34K
$45K
$66K
MEDIAN: $45,465
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$12.00 - $24.98
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MEDIAN: $17.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,794 - $66,081  
   
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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$32,240 - $64,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $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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$32,240 - $64,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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

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.

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 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Disability Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

Experienced
▲23%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

▼13%

Skills That Affect Disability Specialist Salaries

National Average
$43,000

Customer Service
▼8%


Medical Terminology
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 8%
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