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Eligibility Specialist Average Salary in Afghanistan 2021

How much money does an Eligibility Specialist make in Afghanistan?

Average Monthly Salary
83,700 AFN
( 1,000,000 AFN yearly)


A person working as an Eligibility Specialist in Afghanistan typically earns around 83,700 AFN per month. Salaries range from 38,500 AFN (lowest) to 133,000 AFN (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Eligibility Specialist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Eligibility Specialist Salary Distribution in Afghanistan

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Eligibility Specialist salaries in Afghanistan range from 38,500 AFN per month (minimum salary) to 133,000 AFN per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 90,400 AFN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Eligibility Specialist(s) are earning less than 90,400 AFN while the other half are earning more than 90,400 AFN. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Eligibility Specialist(s) are earning less than 58,000 AFN while 75% of them are earning more than 58,000 AFN. Also from the diagram, 75% of Eligibility Specialist(s) are earning less than 121,000 AFN while 25% are earning more than 121,000 AFN.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Eligibility Specialist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Eligibility Specialist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Eligibility Specialist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 43,700 AFN per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 58,400 AFN per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 86,300 AFN per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Eligibility Specialist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 105,000 AFN per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 115,000 AFN per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 124,000 AFN per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Eligibility Specialist average salary change by experience in Afghanistan

0 - 2 Years
43,700 AFN
2 - 5 Years+34%
58,400 AFN
5 - 10 Years+48%
86,300 AFN
10 - 15 Years+22%
105,000 AFN
15 - 20 Years+9%
115,000 AFN
20+ Years+8%
124,000 AFN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Eligibility Specialist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Eligibility Specialist(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Eligibility Specialist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Eligibility Specialist is 50,800 AFN per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 98,100 AFN per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Eligibility Specialist average salary difference by education level in Afghanistan

Bachelor's Degree
50,800 AFN
Master's Degree+93%
98,100 AFN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Afghanistan costs anywhere from 389,000 Afghani(s) to 1,170,000 Afghani(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Eligibility Specialist Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Eligibility Specialist employees in Afghanistan earn 25% more than their female counterparts on average.

92,900 AFN
74,500 AFN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Afghanistan for all Careers

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Eligibility Specialist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Afghanistan

How much are annual salary increments in Afghanistan for Eligibility Specialist(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Eligibility Specialist

Eligibility Specialist(s) in Afghanistan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 30 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Afghanistan / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Afghanistan is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Afghanistan for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Eligibility Specialist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Afghanistan

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Afghanistan Eligibility Specialist
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An Eligibility Specialist is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

84% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 16% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Eligibility Specialist Average Hourly Wage in Afghanistan

480 AFN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Afghanistan is 480 AFN. This means that the average Eligibility Specialist in Afghanistan earns approximately 480 AFN for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Eligibility Specialist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Eligibility Specialist and Insurance monthly Afghanistan
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The average salary for Eligibility Specialist is 7% more than that of Insurance. Also, Insurance salaries are 0% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Actuarial Analyst111,000 AFN+33%
Actuarial Assistant78,100 AFN-7%
Actuary110,000 AFN+31%
Adjustment Insurance Clerk30,800 AFN-63%
Assistant Broker54,100 AFN-35%
Assistant Claims Manager85,300 AFN+2%
Associate Insurance Representative40,700 AFN-51%
Auditing Insurance Manager123,000 AFN+47%
Broker78,900 AFN-6%
Claim Advocacy Professional85,600 AFN+2%
Claims Adjuster30,800 AFN-63%
Claims Analyst43,200 AFN-48%
Claims Examiner43,200 AFN-48%
Claims Manager117,000 AFN+40%
Claims Processor30,900 AFN-63%
Claims Representative35,400 AFN-58%
Claims Resolution Specialist92,000 AFN+10%
Claims Supervisor82,600 AFN-1%
Complaints Specialist71,900 AFN-14%
Compliance Officer63,500 AFN-24%
Consultant79,300 AFN-5%
Eligibility Specialist83,700 AFN-0%
Insurance Account Manager95,800 AFN+14%
Insurance Accounts Executive85,000 AFN+2%
Insurance Agent46,500 AFN-44%
Insurance Analyst81,700 AFN-2%
Insurance Appraiser82,100 AFN-2%
Insurance Claims Clerk30,500 AFN-64%
Insurance Examiner75,200 AFN-10%
Insurance Investigator77,300 AFN-8%
Insurance Manager139,000 AFN+66%
Insurance Operations Manager144,000 AFN+72%
Insurance Policy Processing Clerk30,500 AFN-64%
Insurance Pricing Assistant66,000 AFN-21%
Insurance Program Manager112,000 AFN+34%
Insurance Project Manager101,000 AFN+21%
Insurance Quality Assurance Agent71,700 AFN-14%
Insurance Sales Agent48,900 AFN-42%
Insurance Sales Director136,000 AFN+62%
Insurance Team Leader85,200 AFN+2%
Insurance Underwriter63,400 AFN-24%
Loss Control Specialist83,000 AFN-1%
Loss Prevention Investigator89,400 AFN+7%
Loss Prevention Manager113,000 AFN+35%
Loss Prevention Specialist83,000 AFN-1%
Marine Underwriter61,900 AFN-26%
Medical Auditor82,000 AFN-2%
Monitoring and Performance Officer56,400 AFN-33%
Payment Services Specialist86,300 AFN+3%
Policy Change Director130,000 AFN+55%
Policy Change Supervisor90,200 AFN+8%
Policy Change Technician40,500 AFN-52%
Risk Analyst93,600 AFN+12%
Risk Management Director162,000 AFN+94%
Risk Management Supervisor105,000 AFN+25%
Risk Manager156,000 AFN+86%
Risk Modeling Manager157,000 AFN+88%
Title Insurance Typist71,900 AFN-14%
Training Manager94,400 AFN+13%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Herat82,700 AFN
Jalalabad75,300 AFN
Kabul92,400 AFN
Kandahar86,300 AFN
Kunduz72,500 AFN
Mazari Sharif82,700 AFN

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Afghanistan earn 11% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
73,200 AFN
Public Sector+11%
81,000 AFN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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