Eligibility Worker Salary

For Eligibility Workers, hourly average wages total $16.33 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $12.56 per hour and $22.39. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority (84 percent) of Eligibility Workers who took the survey are female. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and a fair number get vision plans, too. 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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90%

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$12.56 - $22.39
(Median)
$13
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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 (?
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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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Professional skills reported by Eligibility Workers are few in number. 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 worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $32K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $39K. On average, Eligibility Workers make $44K following one to two decades on the job. Eligibility Workers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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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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