Eligibility Specialist Salary

Eligibility Specialists in the United States can expect wages of $14.51 per hour on average. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the specific employer, followed by geography and years of experience. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Eligibility Specialists (84 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,636 - $50,492
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MEDIAN: $34,779
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$11.69 - $19.64
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,636 - $50,492  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
Total Pay (?
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$24,467 - $45,848  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.69 - $19.64  
   
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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$24,467 - $45,848  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Eligibility Specialists who took the survey. Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare and Medicaid Eligibility are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Eligibility Specialist

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $30K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $35K. Eligibility Specialists see a median salary of $34K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Eligibility Specialists report making only $32K on average.

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Experience Affects Eligibility Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Eligibility Specialist Salaries

Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare
up arrow 8%

Medicaid Eligibility
up arrow 6%

National Average
$31,000

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 16%
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