Women comprise the majority of Government Programs Eligibility Interviewers in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $32K annually on average. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$27,658 - $48,810
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$28K
$32K
$49K
MEDIAN: $32,069
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$12.22 - $23.03
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$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,658 - $48,810  
   
Bonus
$2,300  
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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$26,303 - $48,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$12.22 - $23.03  
   
Overtime
$28.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$2,300  
   
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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$26,303 - $48,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Job Description for Eligibility Interviewer, Government Programs

  • Facilitate appointments, referrals, hand-offs and translation assistance.
  • Provide resources and materials to clients, enabling them to apply and receive services.
  • Interview clients and determine benefits and assistance eligibility.
  • Interact with federal agencies and private institutions to determine services.

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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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $32K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $36K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $34K in this role. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $41K.

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Experience Affects Eligibility Interviewer, Government Programs Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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