Eligibility Worker Salary

Median pay for Eligibility Workers in the United States is around $16.23 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $12.43 per hour to $22.74. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Eligibility Workers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Female Eligibility Workers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,371 - $44,240

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$12.43 - $22.74

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,371 - $44,240  
   
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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$25,212 - $46,622  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.43 - $22.74  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $36.84  
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 - $2,564  
   
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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$25,212 - $46,622  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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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Survey takers who work as Eligibility Workers typically report just a few professional skills. 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Eligibility Workers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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 $37K. For Eligibility Workers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $43K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $44K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Eligibility Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Eligibility Worker Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

National Average
$34,000

Data Entry
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%
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