Disability Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $43K annually. The vast majority of Disability Specialists (80 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Most Disability Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$32,967 - $65,506
(Median)
$33K
$43K
$66K
MEDIAN: $43,107
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$11.00 - $25.49
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$32,967 - $65,506  
   
Bonus
$1,017  
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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$31,176 - $64,450  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.00 - $25.49  
   
Overtime
$23.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,017  
   
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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$31,176 - $64,450  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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.


Disability Specialists generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $38K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $42K. Disability Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $53K. Disability Specialists who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $57K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Disability Specialist Salaries

National Average
$41,000

Customer Service
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Medical Terminology
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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