Eligibility Worker Salary

Average Eligibility Workers in the United States make around $16.33 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $12.56 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $22.39. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Eligibility Workers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number have medical and dental plans, and a fair number have vision insurance. Eligibility Workers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 84 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$25,327 - $46,912
(Median)
$25K
$35K
$47K
MEDIAN: $34,677
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$12.56 - $22.39
(Median)
$13
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,327 - $46,912  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,655  
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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$25,844 - $49,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.56 - $22.39  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $37.75  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,655  
   
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).
)
$25,844 - $49,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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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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Job skills reported by Eligibility Workers are limited. 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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $32K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $39K. Eligibility Workers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $44K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Eligibility Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Eligibility Worker Salaries

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$34,000

Data Entry
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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