Eligibility Worker Salary

An Eligibility Worker earns an average wage of $16.51 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.
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$25,215 - $53,208
$25K
$37K
$53K
MEDIAN: $36,900
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50%
90%

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$13.00 - $23.01
$13
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.66
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$0$53K
Salary $25,215 - $53,208
Bonus $800
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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$26,152 - $53,471
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 96
Hourly Data $0$45
Hourly Rate $13.00 - $23.01
Overtime $20.93 - $45.00
Annual Data $0$53K
Bonus $800
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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$26,152 - $53,471
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 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.

Eligibility Worker Job Listings

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: $36,059

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

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Key Stats for Eligibility Worker

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Eligibility Worker Salaries

Experienced
▲26%

Mid-Career
▲12%

Late-Career
▲3%

National Average
$36,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Eligibility Worker Salaries

Medicaid Eligibility
▲8%

Bilingual
▲8%

National Average
$36,000


Microsoft Office
▼10%

Data Entry
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 8%
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