Eligibility Specialist Salary

Eligibility Specialists in the United States can expect to earn an average of $14.55 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by the particular city and experience level. Women make up the vast majority of Eligibility Specialists (83 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,800 - $50,189

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$11.72 - $19.61

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,800 - $50,189  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,479  
Total Pay (?
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$24,561 - $45,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.72 - $19.61  
   
Overtime
$19.22 - $33.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,479  
   
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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$24,561 - $45,595  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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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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Eligibility Specialists who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare and Medicaid Eligibility are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service.

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 $30K; 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. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $31K by contrast.

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Experience Affects Eligibility Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$32,000

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Eligibility Specialist Salaries

Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare
up arrow 7%

Medicaid Eligibility
up arrow 5%

National Average
$32,000

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 15%
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