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Eligibility Specialist Average Salary in Canada 2020

How much money does an Eligibility Specialist make in Canada?

Average Yearly Salary
126,000 CAD
( 10,500 CAD monthly)


A person working as an Eligibility Specialist in Canada typically earns around 126,000 CAD per year. Salaries range from 57,800 CAD (lowest) to 200,000 CAD (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 Canada

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

  • Salary Range

    Eligibility Specialist salaries in Canada range from 57,800 CAD per year (minimum salary) to 200,000 CAD per year (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 136,000 CAD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Eligibility Specialist(s) are earning less than 136,000 CAD while the other half are earning more than 136,000 CAD. 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 87,100 CAD while 75% of them are earning more than 87,100 CAD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Eligibility Specialist(s) are earning less than 181,000 CAD while 25% are earning more than 181,000 CAD.

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 65,600 CAD per year.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 87,600 CAD 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 129,000 CAD 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 158,000 CAD 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 172,000 CAD 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 186,000 CAD per year, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Eligibility Specialist average salary change by experience in Canada

0 - 2 Years
65,600 CAD
2 - 5 Years+34%
87,600 CAD
5 - 10 Years+48%
129,000 CAD
10 - 15 Years+22%
158,000 CAD
15 - 20 Years+9%
172,000 CAD
20+ Years+8%
186,000 CAD
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 76,200 CAD per year.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 147,000 CAD per year, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Eligibility Specialist average salary difference by education level in Canada

Bachelor's Degree
76,200 CAD
Master's Degree+93%
147,000 CAD
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 Canada costs anywhere from 49,800 Canadian Dollar(s) to 149,000 Canadian Dollar(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

Salary comparison by gender yearly Canada Eligibility Specialist
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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 Canada earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

129,000 CAD
122,000 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Canada for all Careers

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Eligibility Specialist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Canada

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

Eligibility Specialist

Eligibility Specialist(s) in Canada are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 16 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.

Canada / 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 Canada is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Canada 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 Canada

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Canada 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 Canada

60 CAD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Canada is 60 CAD. This means that the average Eligibility Specialist in Canada earns approximately 60 CAD 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 Canada
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The average salary for Eligibility Specialist is 5% 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 Analyst157,000 CAD+25%
Actuarial Assistant115,000 CAD-8%
Actuary168,000 CAD+34%
Adjustment Insurance Clerk46,400 CAD-63%
Assistant Broker73,400 CAD-42%
Assistant Claims Manager125,000 CAD-1%
Associate Insurance Representative63,100 CAD-50%
Auditing Insurance Manager174,000 CAD+39%
Broker125,000 CAD-1%
Claim Advocacy Professional122,000 CAD-3%
Claims Adjuster45,300 CAD-64%
Claims Analyst65,800 CAD-48%
Claims Examiner61,900 CAD-51%
Claims Manager174,000 CAD+39%
Claims Processor43,100 CAD-66%
Claims Representative54,500 CAD-57%
Claims Resolution Specialist137,000 CAD+9%
Claims Supervisor120,000 CAD-4%
Complaints Specialist113,000 CAD-10%
Compliance Officer102,000 CAD-19%
Consultant117,000 CAD-7%
Eligibility Specialist126,000 CAD+0%
Insurance Account Manager143,000 CAD+14%
Insurance Accounts Executive131,000 CAD+4%
Insurance Agent74,900 CAD-40%
Insurance Analyst115,000 CAD-8%
Insurance Appraiser123,000 CAD-2%
Insurance Claims Clerk42,800 CAD-66%
Insurance Examiner110,000 CAD-12%
Insurance Investigator117,000 CAD-7%
Insurance Manager205,000 CAD+63%
Insurance Operations Manager215,000 CAD+71%
Insurance Policy Processing Clerk43,400 CAD-65%
Insurance Pricing Assistant97,700 CAD-22%
Insurance Program Manager156,000 CAD+24%
Insurance Project Manager149,000 CAD+19%
Insurance Quality Assurance Agent106,000 CAD-16%
Insurance Sales Agent72,100 CAD-43%
Insurance Sales Director199,000 CAD+58%
Insurance Team Leader127,000 CAD+1%
Insurance Underwriter90,700 CAD-28%
Loss Control Specialist114,000 CAD-9%
Loss Prevention Investigator128,000 CAD+2%
Loss Prevention Manager168,000 CAD+34%
Loss Prevention Specialist127,000 CAD+1%
Marine Underwriter89,600 CAD-29%
Medical Auditor121,000 CAD-4%
Monitoring and Performance Officer85,500 CAD-32%
Payment Services Specialist123,000 CAD-2%
Policy Change Director191,000 CAD+52%
Policy Change Supervisor137,000 CAD+9%
Policy Change Technician57,700 CAD-54%
Risk Analyst130,000 CAD+3%
Risk Management Director234,000 CAD+86%
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Risk Manager220,000 CAD+75%
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Title Insurance Typist101,000 CAD-20%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Brampton117,000 CAD
Calgary128,000 CAD
Edmonton122,000 CAD
Gatineau115,000 CAD
Halifax112,000 CAD
Hamilton122,000 CAD
Kitchener120,000 CAD
Markham118,000 CAD
Mississauga130,000 CAD
Montreal134,000 CAD
Ottawa123,000 CAD
Quebec121,000 CAD
Regina106,000 CAD
Richmond106,000 CAD
Saskatoon111,000 CAD
Surrey124,000 CAD
Toronto133,000 CAD
Vancouver126,000 CAD
Vaughan112,000 CAD
Windsor119,000 CAD
Winnipeg127,000 CAD

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Alberta126,000 CAD
British Columbia133,000 CAD
Manitoba130,000 CAD
New Brunswick111,000 CAD
Newfoundland-Labrador116,000 CAD
Northwest Territories125,000 CAD
Nova Scotia114,000 CAD
Nunavut135,000 CAD
Ontario140,000 CAD
Prince Edward Island105,000 CAD
Quebec129,000 CAD
Saskatchewan121,000 CAD
Yukon108,000 CAD

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

Private Sector
117,000 CAD
Public Sector+4%
122,000 CAD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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