Eligibility Interviewer, Government Programs Salary

Pay for Government Programs Eligibility Interviewers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $14.54 per hour. Compensation ranges between $11.04 per hour and $18.33. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 88 percent of Government Programs Eligibility Interviewers are female. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$25,652 - $43,508
(Median)
$26K
$31K
$44K
MEDIAN: $31,026
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$11.04 - $18.33
(Median)
$11
$15
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$25,652 - $43,508  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $970  
Total Pay (?
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$24,364 - $40,691  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.04 - $18.33  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $25.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $970  
   
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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$24,364 - $40,691  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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Job Description for Eligibility Interviewer, Government Programs

  • Ensure applications contain all needed information and interview applicants for any additional required data.
  • Document final evaluation and points of interest for each application.
  • Establish appropriate applicant eligibility for government program assistance.

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Pay by Experience Level for Eligibility Interviewer, Government Programs

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Government Programs Eligibility Interviewers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $30K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $33K. On average, Government Programs Eligibility Interviewers make $35K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $41K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Eligibility Interviewer, Government Programs Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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