An Eligibility Worker earns an average wage of $16.56 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
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$25,567 - $51,639
$26K
$37K
$52K
MEDIAN: $36,522
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90%

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$12.96 - $21.66
$13
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$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,567 - $51,639  
   
Bonus
$814  
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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$26,192 - $50,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.96 - $21.66  
   
Overtime
$20.88 - $36.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$814  
   
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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$26,192 - $50,328  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113

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Job Description for Eligibility Worker

Eligibility workers, also known as eligibility technicians and intake workers, work with those in need to determine and verify their eligibility for social programs and related assistance programs. They work primarily for the government at a local, state, or federal level, and work in an office during regular weekly business hours.

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Eligibility Worker Tasks

  • Interview clients and determine benefits and assistance eligibility.
  • Interact with federal agencies and private institutions to determine services.
  • Facilitate appointments, referrals, hand-offs and translation assistance.
  • Provide resources and materials to clients, enabling them to apply and receive services.

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Pay by Experience Level for Eligibility Worker

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

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Key Stats for Eligibility Worker

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Eligibility Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Eligibility Worker Salaries

Bilingual
up arrow 9%

National Average
$36,000

Medicaid Eligibility
up arrow 1%


Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Data Entry
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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