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Eligibility Specialist Salary

Earnings for Eligibility Specialists in the United States come in at around $14.45 per hour on average. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Eligibility Specialists are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. The vast majority (85 percent) of Eligibility Specialists who took the survey are female. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,550 - $50,996
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$51K
MEDIAN: $35,099
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$11.58 - $19.80
(Median)
$12
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,550 - $50,996  
   
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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$24,300 - $46,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.58 - $19.80  
   
Overtime
$19.18 - $33.68  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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).
)
$24,300 - $46,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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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 report a focused set of job skills. Knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare and Medicaid Eligibility are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 8 percent and 6 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Eligibility Specialist

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $30K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $35K. Eligibility Specialists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $35K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $33K.

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Experience Affects Eligibility Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

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 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 17%
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