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Eligibility Specialist Average Salary in United Kingdom 2020

How much money does an Eligibility Specialist make in United Kingdom?

Average Yearly Salary
69,500 GBP
( 5,800 GBP monthly)


A person working as an Eligibility Specialist in United Kingdom typically earns around 69,500 GBP per year. Salaries range from 32,000 GBP (lowest) to 111,000 GBP (highest).

This is the average yearly 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 United Kingdom

Median and salary distribution yearly United Kingdom Eligibility Specialist
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Eligibility Specialist salaries in United Kingdom range from 32,000 GBP per year (minimum salary) to 111,000 GBP per year (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 75,100 GBP per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Eligibility Specialist(s) are earning less than 75,100 GBP while the other half are earning more than 75,100 GBP. 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 48,200 GBP while 75% of them are earning more than 48,200 GBP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Eligibility Specialist(s) are earning less than 100,000 GBP while 25% are earning more than 100,000 GBP.

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 36,300 GBP per year.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 48,500 GBP per year, 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 71,700 GBP per year, 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 87,400 GBP per year, 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 95,300 GBP per year, 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 103,000 GBP per year, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Eligibility Specialist average salary change by experience in United Kingdom

0 - 2 Years
36,300 GBP
2 - 5 Years+34%
48,500 GBP
5 - 10 Years+48%
71,700 GBP
10 - 15 Years+22%
87,400 GBP
15 - 20 Years+9%
95,300 GBP
20+ Years+8%
103,000 GBP
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 42,200 GBP per year.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 81,500 GBP per year, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Eligibility Specialist average salary difference by education level in United Kingdom

Bachelor's Degree
42,200 GBP
Master's Degree+93%
81,500 GBP
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 United Kingdom costs anywhere from 29,600 Pound Sterling(s) to 88,700 Pound Sterling(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 United Kingdom earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

71,200 GBP
67,900 GBP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in United Kingdom for all Careers

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Eligibility Specialist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in United Kingdom

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

Eligibility Specialist

Eligibility Specialist(s) in United Kingdom are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 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.

United Kingdom / 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 United Kingdom is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in United Kingdom for the year 2019. 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 United Kingdom

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate United Kingdom 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.

64% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 36% 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 United Kingdom

33 GBP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United Kingdom is 33 GBP. This means that the average Eligibility Specialist in United Kingdom earns approximately 33 GBP 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 yearly United Kingdom
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The average salary for Eligibility Specialist is 2% less than that of Insurance. Also, Insurance salaries are 0% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Actuarial Analyst93,100 GBP+34%
Actuarial Assistant67,400 GBP-3%
Actuary96,200 GBP+38%
Adjustment Insurance Clerk27,800 GBP-60%
Assistant Broker46,400 GBP-33%
Assistant Claims Manager78,100 GBP+12%
Associate Insurance Representative36,400 GBP-48%
Auditing Insurance Manager103,000 GBP+48%
Broker75,100 GBP+8%
Claim Advocacy Professional72,800 GBP+5%
Claims Adjuster26,600 GBP-62%
Claims Analyst38,300 GBP-45%
Claims Examiner39,400 GBP-43%
Claims Manager99,500 GBP+43%
Claims Processor26,900 GBP-61%
Claims Representative32,700 GBP-53%
Claims Resolution Specialist80,300 GBP+15%
Claims Supervisor73,900 GBP+6%
Complaints Specialist69,700 GBP+0%
Compliance Officer59,300 GBP-15%
Consultant72,400 GBP+4%
Eligibility Specialist69,500 GBP-0%
Insurance Account Manager92,100 GBP+32%
Insurance Accounts Executive77,200 GBP+11%
Insurance Agent42,800 GBP-38%
Insurance Analyst69,800 GBP+0%
Insurance Appraiser74,500 GBP+7%
Insurance Claims Clerk25,700 GBP-63%
Insurance Examiner65,100 GBP-6%
Insurance Investigator68,800 GBP-1%
Insurance Manager123,000 GBP+77%
Insurance Operations Manager121,000 GBP+74%
Insurance Policy Processing Clerk27,900 GBP-60%
Insurance Pricing Assistant56,900 GBP-18%
Insurance Program Manager90,700 GBP+30%
Insurance Project Manager92,400 GBP+33%
Insurance Quality Assurance Agent60,800 GBP-13%
Insurance Sales Agent41,600 GBP-40%
Insurance Sales Director117,000 GBP+68%
Insurance Team Leader77,600 GBP+12%
Insurance Underwriter53,900 GBP-22%
Loss Control Specialist69,800 GBP+0%
Loss Prevention Investigator77,300 GBP+11%
Loss Prevention Manager101,000 GBP+45%
Loss Prevention Specialist75,700 GBP+9%
Marine Underwriter55,400 GBP-20%
Medical Auditor72,700 GBP+5%
Monitoring and Performance Officer48,700 GBP-30%
Payment Services Specialist74,500 GBP+7%
Policy Change Director115,000 GBP+65%
Policy Change Supervisor81,300 GBP+17%
Policy Change Technician33,900 GBP-51%
Risk Analyst82,800 GBP+19%
Risk Management Director133,000 GBP+91%
Risk Management Supervisor88,700 GBP+28%
Risk Manager136,000 GBP+96%
Risk Modeling Manager140,000 GBP+100%
Title Insurance Typist62,500 GBP-10%
Training Manager80,900 GBP+16%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Aberdeen74,300 GBP
Abingdon63,600 GBP
Armagh73,800 GBP
Bangor67,600 GBP
Belfast75,700 GBP
Birmingham84,300 GBP
Bradford77,400 GBP
Brighton80,500 GBP
Bristol83,200 GBP
Cambridge69,200 GBP
Canterbury69,400 GBP
Cardiff81,000 GBP
Chester69,500 GBP
Coventry78,000 GBP
Derby73,400 GBP
Derry72,600 GBP
Dundee69,800 GBP
Durham69,000 GBP
Edinburgh83,000 GBP
Exeter70,400 GBP
Glasgow82,600 GBP
Gloucester67,500 GBP
Hartlepool70,800 GBP
Inverness63,800 GBP
Kingston upon Hull77,900 GBP
Kirkwall66,100 GBP
Leeds79,600 GBP
Leicester82,300 GBP
Lincoln71,700 GBP
Lisburn68,200 GBP
Liverpool79,200 GBP
London86,400 GBP
Manchester81,500 GBP
Newcastle75,400 GBP
Newport71,300 GBP
Newry68,200 GBP
Norwich73,900 GBP
Nottingham78,900 GBP
Oxford71,400 GBP
Peterborough77,200 GBP
Plymouth77,000 GBP
Poole70,300 GBP
Portsmouth78,200 GBP
Ripon65,500 GBP
Salisbury65,600 GBP
Sheffield85,400 GBP
Somerset84,000 GBP
Southampton76,900 GBP
St Davids66,300 GBP
Stirling69,100 GBP
Stromness61,300 GBP
Strontian64,800 GBP
Swansea76,900 GBP
Truro64,400 GBP
Wakefield65,100 GBP
Wells65,300 GBP
Winchester66,100 GBP
Wolverhampton73,000 GBP
York76,000 GBP

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
England142,000 GBP
Northern Ireland63,600 GBP
Scotland101,000 GBP
Wales66,100 GBP

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 United Kingdom earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
69,500 GBP
Public Sector+4%
72,600 GBP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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