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Eligibility Specialist Average Salary in Gambia 2020

How much money does an Eligibility Specialist make in Gambia?


Average Monthly Salary
15,900 GMD
( 190,000 GMD yearly)

LOW
7,300
GMD
AVERAGE
15,900
GMD
HIGH
25,200
GMD

A person working as an Eligibility Specialist in Gambia typically earns around 15,900 GMD per month. Salaries range from 7,300 GMD (lowest) to 25,200 GMD (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 Gambia

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

  • Salary Range

    Eligibility Specialist salaries in Gambia range from 7,300 GMD per month (minimum salary) to 25,200 GMD per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 17,100 GMD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Eligibility Specialist(s) are earning less than 17,100 GMD while the other half are earning more than 17,100 GMD. 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 11,000 GMD while 75% of them are earning more than 11,000 GMD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Eligibility Specialist(s) are earning less than 22,900 GMD while 25% are earning more than 22,900 GMD.


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 8,290 GMD per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 11,100 GMD 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 16,400 GMD 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 19,900 GMD 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 21,700 GMD 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 23,500 GMD per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Eligibility Specialist average salary change by experience in Gambia

0 - 2 Years
8,290 GMD
2 - 5 Years+34%
11,100 GMD
5 - 10 Years+48%
16,400 GMD
10 - 15 Years+22%
19,900 GMD
15 - 20 Years+9%
21,700 GMD
20+ Years+8%
23,500 GMD
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 9,630 GMD per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 18,600 GMD per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.


Eligibility Specialist average salary difference by education level in Gambia

Bachelor's Degree
9,630 GMD
Master's Degree+93%
18,600 GMD
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 Gambia costs anywhere from 79,500 Dalasi(s) to 239,000 Dalasi(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 Gambia earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
17,300 GMD
Female-16%
14,500 GMD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Gambia for all Careers

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Eligibility Specialist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Gambia

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

Eligibility Specialist

Eligibility Specialist(s) in Gambia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 29 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.

Gambia / 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 Gambia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
7%
Energy
5%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
1%
Travel
8%
Construction
6%
Education
4%

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

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Gambia 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
16%
No Bonus
84%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 Gambia


92 GMD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Gambia is 92 GMD. This means that the average Eligibility Specialist in Gambia earns approximately 92 GMD 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

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The average salary for Eligibility Specialist is 1% 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 Analyst20,100 GMD+27%
Actuarial Assistant15,300 GMD-4%
Actuary20,600 GMD+30%
Adjustment Insurance Clerk5,690 GMD-64%
Assistant Broker9,340 GMD-41%
Assistant Claims Manager16,900 GMD+7%
Associate Insurance Representative7,780 GMD-51%
Auditing Insurance Manager22,300 GMD+41%
Broker16,100 GMD+1%
Claim Advocacy Professional16,100 GMD+1%
Claims Adjuster6,030 GMD-62%
Claims Analyst8,270 GMD-48%
Claims Examiner8,100 GMD-49%
Claims Manager21,500 GMD+36%
Claims Processor5,540 GMD-65%
Claims Representative7,110 GMD-55%
Claims Resolution Specialist17,000 GMD+7%
Claims Supervisor16,000 GMD+1%
Complaints Specialist14,200 GMD-11%
Compliance Officer12,200 GMD-23%
Consultant15,100 GMD-5%
Eligibility Specialist15,900 GMD+0%
Insurance Account Manager18,700 GMD+18%
Insurance Accounts Executive16,600 GMD+5%
Insurance Agent9,610 GMD-39%
Insurance Analyst15,200 GMD-4%
Insurance Appraiser15,900 GMD+0%
Insurance Claims Clerk5,750 GMD-64%
Insurance Examiner13,900 GMD-12%
Insurance Investigator14,000 GMD-12%
Insurance Manager26,200 GMD+65%
Insurance Operations Manager25,200 GMD+59%
Insurance Policy Processing Clerk5,960 GMD-62%
Insurance Pricing Assistant12,400 GMD-22%
Insurance Program Manager20,200 GMD+27%
Insurance Project Manager19,200 GMD+21%
Insurance Quality Assurance Agent13,100 GMD-17%
Insurance Sales Agent9,350 GMD-41%
Insurance Sales Director26,500 GMD+67%
Insurance Team Leader15,500 GMD-2%
Insurance Underwriter11,900 GMD-25%
Loss Control Specialist14,800 GMD-7%
Loss Prevention Investigator15,600 GMD-2%
Loss Prevention Manager21,400 GMD+35%
Loss Prevention Specialist17,000 GMD+7%
Marine Underwriter12,000 GMD-24%
Medical Auditor15,500 GMD-2%
Monitoring and Performance Officer11,200 GMD-29%
Payment Services Specialist15,100 GMD-5%
Policy Change Director23,700 GMD+49%
Policy Change Supervisor16,000 GMD+1%
Policy Change Technician7,760 GMD-51%
Risk Analyst17,200 GMD+8%
Risk Management Director29,200 GMD+84%
Risk Management Supervisor18,400 GMD+16%
Risk Manager29,700 GMD+87%
Risk Modeling Manager29,100 GMD+83%
Title Insurance Typist13,700 GMD-14%
Training Manager16,300 GMD+3%

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 Gambia earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
15,400 GMD
Public Sector+10%
17,000 GMD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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