Eligibility Worker Salary

The average Eligibility Worker in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $16.23 per hour. Pay ranges from $12.43 per hour on the low end to $22.74 on the high end. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Eligibility Workers report high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Eligibility Workers who took the survey — 83 percent to be exact. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,230 - $43,953
(Median)
$24K
$33K
$44K
MEDIAN: $33,204
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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 (?
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$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,230 - $43,953  
   
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 - $46,675  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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 (?
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 - $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 - $46,675  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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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 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 many Eligibility Workers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $32K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $36K on average. On average, Eligibility Workers make $43K following one to two decades on the job. Eligibility Workers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $44K.

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Experience Affects Eligibility Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

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 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

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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