Eligibility Specialist Salary

The average Eligibility Specialist in the United States earns approximately $14.55 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by the particular city and tenure. The vast majority of Eligibility Specialists (85 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Eligibility Specialists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,079 - $49,306
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MEDIAN: $34,881
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,079 - $49,306  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
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$24,559 - $45,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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Hourly Rate
$11.50 - $20.07  
   
Overtime
$18.59 - $32.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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$0.00 - $2,061  
   
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$24,559 - $45,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 182
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Job Description for Eligibility Specialist

  • 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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Popular Employer Salaries for Eligibility Specialist


The smallest paychecks in the field are found at Xerox Corporation, where the median salary is a mere $26K, just about half of the top paying company's median.


Survey results imply that Eligibility Specialists put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Data Entry, Medicaid Eligibility, Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 16 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office. Customer Service and Data Entry are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Eligibility Specialist

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $31K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $35K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $35K. For some reason, Eligibility Specialists with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $31K.

Eligibility Specialist Reviews

What is it like working as an Eligibility Specialist at State of Michigan (MI)?

Eligibility Specialist in Lansing:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: I am a mobile worker. I work in the field and have a flexible 40 hour work week. I am in the office 2 days out of the week. I am able to meet with clients in person.
Cons: The main things that I like least about my job is that they do not offer a Defined Pension plan anymore.

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Experience Affects Eligibility Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$32,000

Late-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Eligibility Specialist Salaries

Data Entry
up arrow 16%

Medicaid Eligibility
up arrow 5%

Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

National Average
$32,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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