Salary for Government Programs Eligibility Interviewers

Also known as:  Medicare Interviewer, Public Housing Interviewer, Social Security Benefits Interviewer, Unemployment Benefits Claims Taker, Welfare Interviewer

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Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs work with individuals to determine their eligibility for specific programs. Job duties include verifying and gathering information from an individual, creating a file for the person and interviewing them from a set of pre-determined questions . Interviewers may also schedule appointments and provide general information about the program. The knowledge of computers is essential as all information is input into a computer system. A high school diploma is required to work as an Eligibility Interviewer, though some companies require a 2-year degree.

An Government Programs Eligibility Interviewer will normally receive an average pay level that can range from 24000 - 36000 depending on the level of seniority. Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs can expect an average salary of Thirty Six Thousand dollars per year.

Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs can expect the most salary in Connecticut, where they earn normal pay levels of approximating $53660. People holding these jobs can receive the highest pay in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can receive normal pay levels of $43310.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 6.45 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Government Programs Eligibility Interviewers tend to make the most in the following industries
Information $43,310
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $42,800
Educational Services $41,710
Public Administration $41,190
Finance and Insurance $40,750
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $39,460
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $33,850
Health Care and Social Assistance $34,540
Wholesale Trade $36,720
Management of Companies and Enterprises $39,160
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $39,310
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $39,460
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