Disability Specialist Salary

The average Disability Specialist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $43K per year. Earnings generally vary between $29K and $62K per year. Job satisfaction for Disability Specialists is high. Female Disability Specialists make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,690 - $62,299
(Median)
$31K
$43K
$62K
MEDIAN: $42,926
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$11.60 - $28.03
(Median)
$12
$17
$28
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,690 - $62,299  
   
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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$29,486 - $61,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.60 - $28.03  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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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$29,486 - $61,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $37K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $44K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $50K in this role. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $37K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 9%
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