Disability Specialist Salary

Disability Specialists aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $41K per year. The bottom of the pay range sits near $30K, and the top verges on $61K per year. The majority of Disability Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Disability Specialists survey respondents are women (75 percent). A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,088 - $62,032
(Median)
$31K
$41K
$62K
MEDIAN: $40,664
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$11.78 - $27.75
(Median)
$12
$17
$28
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,088 - $62,032  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,574  
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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$30,062 - $61,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 95
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.78 - $27.75  
   
Overtime
$22.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,574  
   
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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$30,062 - $61,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $37K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $42K. Disability Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $47K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $42K.

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 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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