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Eligibility Worker Salary

Earnings for Eligibility Workers in the United States come in at around $16.19 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $12.22 per hour to $23.40. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 83 percent of Eligibility Workers are female. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$24,036 - $45,438
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $32,905
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$12.22 - $23.40
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,036 - $45,438  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
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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$24,739 - $47,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.22 - $23.40  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $36.62  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
   
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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$24,739 - $47,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 116
United States (change)

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.

Eligibility Specialist Job Listings

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Eligibility Workers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Customer Service and Data Entry are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $31K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $35K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $42K. Eligibility Workers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $45K.

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Experience Affects Eligibility Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Eligibility Worker Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

National Average
$34,000

Data Entry
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 11%