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Eligibility Worker Salary

Eligibility Workers in the United States take home approximately $16.21 per hour on average. Earnings sit near $12.43 per hour on the lower side but can approach $23.67 on the higher side. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Eligibility Workers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Eligibility Workers who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 83 percent. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,268 - $44,381
(Median)
$24K
$34K
$44K
MEDIAN: $33,626
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90%

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$12.43 - $23.67
(Median)
$12
$16
$24
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
$24,268 - $44,381  
   
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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$25,105 - $47,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.43 - $23.67  
   
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 - $2,564  
   
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).
)
$25,105 - $47,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Eligibility Workers who took the survey. Customer Service and Data Entry are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Data Entry.

Pay by Experience Level for Eligibility Worker

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


Eligibility Workers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $32K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $36K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $42K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $44K.

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Experience Affects Eligibility Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

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 19%

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 9%
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