Eligibility Specialist Salary

Earnings for Eligibility Specialists in the United States come in at around $14.51 per hour on average. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by the particular city and years of experience. There are far more female Eligibility Specialists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 84 percent. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Though the majority of Eligibility Specialists do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$24,677 - $50,411
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MEDIAN: $35,068
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$11.70 - $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
$24,677 - $50,411  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
Total Pay (?
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$24,499 - $45,805  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.70 - $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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$24,499 - $45,805  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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Typical Eligibility Specialists report a focused set of job 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 seem to negatively impact pay 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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $34K in this role. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $31K.

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Experience Affects Eligibility Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$31,000

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
$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
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 16%
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