Eligibility Interviewer, Government Programs Salary

Government Programs Eligibility Interviewers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $30K per year. Earnings sit near $24K on the lower side but can approach $41K per year on the higher side. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Government Programs Eligibility Interviewers who took the survey — 88 percent to be exact. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$25,333 - $43,793
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$25K
$30K
$44K
MEDIAN: $30,099
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$10.91 - $18.51
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$11
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$25,333 - $43,793  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
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$24,479 - $41,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.91 - $18.51  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
   
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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$24,479 - $41,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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.


Government Programs Eligibility Interviewers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $29K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $32K. For Government Programs Eligibility Interviewers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $32K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Government Programs Eligibility Interviewers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $40K.

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Experience Affects Eligibility Interviewer, Government Programs Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 10%
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