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Eligibility Worker Salary

Eligibility Workers in the United States pull down an average of $16.16 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $12.42 per hour, and the top verges on $23.73. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Eligibility Workers (82 percent) who participated in the survey are women. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,238 - $44,493
(Median)
$24K
$34K
$44K
MEDIAN: $33,969
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90%

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$12.42 - $23.73
(Median)
$12
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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50%
90%

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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
$24,238 - $44,493  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,583  
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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$25,129 - $48,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.42 - $23.73  
   
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.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,583  
   
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).
)
$25,129 - $48,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114

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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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Survey takers who work as Eligibility Workers report a focused set of job skills. Customer Service and Data Entry are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that pay less than market rate 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. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $32K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $36K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $42K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $44K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Eligibility Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Eligibility Worker Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

National Average
$34,000

Data Entry
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 9%