Eligibility Worker Salary

Eligibility Workers in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $16.51 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,473 - $52,789
$25K
$37K
$53K
MEDIAN: $36,523
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50%
90%

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$12.94 - $21.64
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $16.51
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,473 - $52,789  
   
Bonus
$786  
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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$26,149 - $50,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.94 - $21.64  
   
Overtime
$20.23 - $40.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$786  
   
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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$26,149 - $50,492  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $34K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $40K. Eligibility Workers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $45K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $37K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $35,710

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Eligibility Workers, California means bigger paychecks — those in San Jose, San Francisco, and Los Angeles earn more than Eligibility Workers in the rest of the country. The lowest-paying market is San Bernardino, which sits 6 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Eligibility Worker

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Eligibility Worker Salaries

Experienced
▲27%

Mid-Career
▲13%

Late-Career
▲4%

National Average
$36,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Eligibility Worker Salaries

Medicaid Eligibility
▲9%

Bilingual
▲9%

National Average
$36,000


Microsoft Office
▼9%

Data Entry
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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