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Eligibility Specialist Salary

Most Eligibility Specialists in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $14.35 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. A strong majority enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,034 - $48,091
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MEDIAN: $34,499
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$11.75 - $19.79
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,034 - $48,091  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
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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$24,468 - $45,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.75 - $19.79  
   
Overtime
$19.47 - $34.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
   
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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$24,468 - $45,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 88
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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.

Eligibility Specialist Job Listings

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Eligibility Specialists report a focused set of job skills. Medicaid Eligibility and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. 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 who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $33K. For some reason, Eligibility Specialists with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $32K.

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Experience Affects Eligibility Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Eligibility Specialist Salaries

Medicaid Eligibility
up arrow 6%

National Average
$31,000

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 19%