Eligibility Worker Salary

Eligibility Workers in the United States pull down an average of $16.29 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $12.43 per hour and $22.74. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Eligibility Workers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 83 percent. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,230 - $44,334
(Median)
$24K
$34K
$44K
MEDIAN: $33,618
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$12.43 - $22.74
(Median)
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,230 - $44,334  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,564  
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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$25,078 - $46,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.43 - $22.74  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $36.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,564  
   
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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$25,078 - $46,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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Job Description for Eligibility Worker

  • 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 Workers usually report a few specific skills. Customer Service and Data Entry are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Eligibility Worker

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


For Eligibility Workers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $37K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $32K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Eligibility Workers make a median salary of $43K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $44K on average.

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Experience Affects Eligibility Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Eligibility Worker Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

National Average
$34,000

Data Entry
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%
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