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Disability Specialist Salary

Disability Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $44K annually. Compensation ranges between $30K and $62K per year. Most Disability Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Female Disability Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$30,661 - $62,752
(Median)
$31K
$44K
$63K
MEDIAN: $43,855
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90%

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$12.54 - $28.32
(Median)
$13
$17
$28
MEDIAN: $17.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,661 - $62,752  
   
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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$29,859 - $62,044  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.54 - $28.32  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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).
)
$29,859 - $62,044  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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 $43K. Disability Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $50K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Disability Specialists report making only $39K on average.

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

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$41,000

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 8%