Admissions Clerk Salary

Most Admissions Clerks in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $11.73 per hour. Pay ranges from $8.42 per hour on the low end to $15.48 on the high end. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, roughly a fifth claim no health benefits at all. Most Admissions Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,762 - $45,615
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$46K
MEDIAN: $30,969
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$8.42 - $15.48
(Median)
$8
$12
$15
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,762 - $45,615  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,250  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,042 - $35,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.42 - $15.48  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $23.07  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,250  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,042 - $35,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 199
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Job Description for Admissions Clerk

  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff or department.
  • Assess method of payment for services, initate processing, may refer to specialist for financial options.
  • Perform admitting duties including explaining various forms such as patient rights, medical releases and insurance.

Common Career Paths for Admissions Clerk


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Admissions Clerks who move on to become Administrative Assistants may enjoy significant pay raises, as Administrative Assistants get paid an average of $31K per year.

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Admissions Clerks who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Data Entry, Typing, Medicine / Surgery, and Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service and Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Admissions Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Admissions Clerks — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $24K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $26K. Admissions Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $28K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $33K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Admissions Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Admissions Clerk Salaries

Data Entry
up arrow 8%

Typing
up arrow 2%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%

National Average
$25,000

Insurance
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 21%
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