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Eligibility Specialist Salary

The average Eligibility Specialist in the United States earns approximately $14.43 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Women make up the vast majority of Eligibility Specialists (86 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,405 - $51,467
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$24K
$35K
$51K
MEDIAN: $34,970
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$11.53 - $19.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,405 - $51,467  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
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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$24,199 - $46,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.53 - $19.88  
   
Overtime
$19.18 - $33.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
   
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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$24,199 - $46,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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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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Survey takers who work as Eligibility Specialists report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Medicaid Eligibility, Customer Service, and Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Eligibility Specialist

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $30K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $35K. Eligibility Specialists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $34K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $33K.

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Experience Affects Eligibility Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Eligibility Specialist Salaries

Medicaid Eligibility
up arrow 5%

National Average
$31,000

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 17%
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