Eligibility Interviewer, Government Programs Salary

Pay for Government Programs Eligibility Interviewers in the United States is very modest at just $30K annually. Pay ranges from $24K on the low end to $41K per year on the high end. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most Government Programs Eligibility Interviewers are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Women make up the vast majority of Government Programs Eligibility Interviewers (88 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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  
Total Pay (?
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$24,479 - $41,121  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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: 20 Jun 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.


For Government Programs Eligibility Interviewers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $29K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $32K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $32K. As Government Programs Eligibility Interviewers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $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
up arrow 3%

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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