Eligibility Worker Salary

Median pay for Eligibility Workers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $16.64 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 87 percent of Eligibility Workers are female. Most Eligibility Workers report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,622 - $54,104
$26K
$37K
$54K
MEDIAN: $36,917
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$12.81 - $22.49
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MEDIAN: $16.64
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$0$54K
Salary $25,622 - $54,104
Bonus $450.00
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$26,118 - $52,880
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 106
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $12.81 - $22.49
Overtime $20.86 - $40.02
Annual Data $0$52K
Bonus $450.00
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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$26,118 - $52,880
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 110

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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

Pay by Experience for an Eligibility Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Eligibility Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 148 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Eligibility Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 43 salaries. An experienced Eligibility Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 43 salaries. An Eligibility Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 8 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,126

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

For Eligibility Workers, San Jose, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, three California cities, are home to the highest salaries in the United States, all offering a rate above the national average. With compensation 7 percent below the national average, San Bernardino is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Key Stats for Eligibility Worker

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Eligibility Worker Salaries

Experienced
▲25%

Mid-Career
▲12%

Late-Career
▲3%

National Average
$36,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Eligibility Worker Salaries

Bilingual
▲8%

Medicaid Eligibility
▲7%

National Average
$36,000


Microsoft Office
▼10%

Data Entry
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 7%
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