The average hourly pay for an Eligibility Worker with Customer Service skills is $16.86.
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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. Throughout the workday, eligibility workers meet with clients to assess their needs and determine which, if any, programs may help alleviate their issues. They assis…Read more
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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Popular Skills for Eligibility Worker
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Medicaid Eligibility, Case Management, Data Entry and Knowledge of Medicaid are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Processing.
Pay by Experience Level for Eligibility Worker
An entry-level Eligibility Worker with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.24 based on 24 salaries. An early career Eligibility Worker with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.14 based on 67 salaries. A mid-career Eligibility Worker with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.29 based on 41 salaries. An experienced Eligibility Worker with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.11 based on 31 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Fresno, California (22.3% less), Los Angeles, California (12.0% less) and San Bernardino, California (4.0% less).
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