Eligibility Specialist Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$34,000
$28,000
$34,000
$41,000
Did you know that the average eligibility specialist makes $34,573 per year? That's valued at $16.62 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $28,000 and $41,000, meaning eligibility specialists have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most eligibility specialists find a job with health care and non profits companies, while others work for health care, non profits, and professional companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Alaska, Connecticut and Rhode Island are the top states in the U.S. to pay eligibility specialists the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Elmont, NY
$51,338
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Map of Eligibility Specialist Salaries

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

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Average Eligibility Specialist Salary By Location

While an eligibility specialist can average a salary of $34,573 per year, or $16.62 per hour, there are many opportunities for eligibility specialists to make more. For example, in Elmont, NY you might make $51,338 per year. Other high-paying locations include East Windsor, NJ, Modesto, CA and Olympia, WA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Elmont, NY where the average starting salary is $32,000. The highest paying states for eligibility specialists include Alaska, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Meanwhile, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas offer the lowest salaries.

Average Eligibility Specialist Salary By Company

To earn a high income as an eligibility specialist, working for UnitedHealth Group or Unum might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Conduent and Community Medical Center report highly competitive salaries for eligibility specialists.

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Average Eligibility Specialist Pay By Industry

The salary for an eligibility specialist can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for eligibility specialists tend to be found in health care, non profits, and professional companies. In fact, eligibility specialists can make a yearly salary of $37,590 while working for health care companies.

Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$37,590
$38k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$34,007
$34k
Professional
Professional
$33,911
$34k
Construction
Construction
$32,241
$32k
Retail
Retail
$29,043
$29k

Eligibility Specialist Salary History

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Eligibility Specialist Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an eligibility specialist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation 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 Eligibility Specialist Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Wollborg Michelson Recruiting
Wollborg Michelson Recruiting
Eligibility Specialist (Health Care)
Eligibility Specialist (Health Care)
Eligibility Specialist (Health Care)
07/08/2020
07/08/2020
$39,653
$39,653
07/08/2020
Thrivas
Thrivas
Medicaid Eligibility Specialist
Medicaid Eligibility Specialist
Medicaid Eligibility Specialist
07/07/2020
07/07/2020
$35,479
$35,479
07/07/2020
Temporary Program Eligibility Specialist
Temporary Program Eligibility Specialist
06/26/2020
06/26/2020
$48,940
$48,940
06/26/2020
State of Wyoming
State of Wyoming
Bebp-Eligibility Specialist
Bebp-Eligibility Specialist
Bebp-Eligibility Specialist
05/28/2020
05/28/2020
$40,863
$40,863
05/28/2020
Colorado State
Colorado State
Magi/Chp+ Eligibility Policy Specialist
Magi/Chp+ Eligibility Policy Specialist
Magi/Chp+ Eligibility Policy Specialist
05/27/2020
05/27/2020
$51,408
$51,408
05/27/2020
County of El Dorado
County of El Dorado
Eligibility Specialist Trainee/I/II
Eligibility Specialist Trainee/I/II
Eligibility Specialist Trainee/I/II
05/22/2020
05/22/2020
$35,173
$35,173
05/22/2020
Thrivas
Thrivas
Medicaid Eligibility Specialist
Medicaid Eligibility Specialist
Medicaid Eligibility Specialist
05/12/2020
05/12/2020
$35,479
$35,479
05/12/2020
Financial Eligibility Specialist(Job ID 54238)
Financial Eligibility Specialist(Job ID 54238)
04/29/2020
04/29/2020
$30,909
$30,909
04/29/2020
Eligibility Specialist
Eligibility Specialist
04/23/2020
04/23/2020
$33,392
$33,392
04/23/2020
Medicaid Eligibility Specialist (Mas3/Meds)
Medicaid Eligibility Specialist (Mas3/Meds)
04/18/2020
04/18/2020
$38,376
$38,376
04/18/2020