Disability Specialist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$46,000
$31,000
Min 10%
$46,000
Median 50%
$68,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
New Brunswick, NJ
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
3.1 years
How much does a disability specialist make?
As a Disability Specialist in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $46,459 per year or $22.34 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $68,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $31,000 per year. Finance companies and Health Care companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. The best states for high paying Disability Specialist jobs are Washington, Connecticut, New Jersey, California, and Pennsylvania. The typical tenure for a Disability Specialist is 3.1 years.

Average Disability Specialist Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Disability Specialist in the United States is $46,459 per year or $22.34 per hour. The top city when it comes to Disability Specialist salaries is New Brunswick, NJ at $55,389 per year. The average entry-level salary in New Brunswick, NJ is $30,000. Washington, Connecticut, New Jersey, California, and Pennsylvania are the top 5 highest earning states for Disability Specialists. South Carolina, Georgia, Utah, Nebraska, and Vermont are at the bottom for competitive pay.

Map of Disability Specialist Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Disability Specialists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Disability Specialist Salary By Company

If you are a Disability Specialist, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Disability Specialists are Finance companies and Health Care companies. Sedgwick Claims Management Services and The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America are the best paying companies for Disability Specialists. Companies like Liberty Healthcare Group and The Standard also pay high salaries to their Disability Specialists.

Average Disability Specialist Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Disability Specialist works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Insurance companies, Non Profits companies, and Health Care companies pay their Disability Specialists well. Insurance companies pay their Disability Specialists the highest wages, averaging $51,785 per year. Non Profits companies and Health Care companies pay well too, at $38,140 and $37,099, respectively. The types of companies that pay Disability Specialists the least are in the Media industry, where the average annual salary is $31,631.
Industry
Average Salary
Insurance
Insurance
$51,785
$52k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$38,140
$38k
Health Care
Health Care
$37,099
$37k
Retail
Retail
$32,494
$32k
Media
Media
$31,631
$32k

Disability Specialist Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Disability Specialist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Disability Specialist can range from $37,132 to $51,746 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Disability Specialist Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Liberty Healthcare Corporation
Healthcare Incident Review Specialist-Developmental Disabilities Field
04/25/2020
$45,000
Liberty Healthcare Corporation
Healthcare Incident Review Specialist-Developmental Disabilities Field
03/31/2020
$45,000
Disability Accommodation Specialist Senior Provisional)
03/21/2020
$53,937
Cuny
Disability Accommodation Specialist Senior Provisional)
03/20/2020
$53,937
Lane County
Developmental Disabilities Specialist (B015)
03/07/2020
$44,975
Lane County
Developmental Disabilities Specialist (B015)
03/07/2020
$44,975
Fairfax County Sheriff's Office
Developmental Disability Specialist II
02/22/2020
$56,816
Liberty Healthcare Corporation
Healthcare Incident Review Specialist-Developmental Disabilities Field
02/21/2020
$45,000
State of Wyoming
Disability Specialist
01/25/2020
$40,863
Disability Specialist
12/17/2019
$39,653
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