Eligibility Specialist Salary

Earnings for Eligibility Specialists in the United States come in at around $14.35 per hour on average. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 86 percent of Eligibility Specialists are female. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,220 - $50,595
(Median)
$24K
$35K
$51K
MEDIAN: $34,970
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$11.46 - $19.79
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$11
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,220 - $50,595  
   
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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$24,057 - $46,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.46 - $19.79  
   
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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$24,057 - $46,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110

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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 results show that Eligibility Specialists typically report just a few professional skills. Medicaid Eligibility and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $30K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $35K. On average, Eligibility Specialists make $34K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $33K.

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Experience Affects Eligibility Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Eligibility Specialist Salaries

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 21 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 17%