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Admissions Clerk Salary (United States)

Admissions Clerks in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $11.62 per hour for pay. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.27 per hour to $15.51. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over one in five lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Admissions Clerk Salary (?
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$19,272 - $40,497
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MEDIAN: $29,608
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Admissions Clerk Salary (?
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$8.27 - $15.51
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,272 - $40,497  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,026  
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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$17,668 - $34,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.27 - $15.51  
   
Overtime
$0.67 - $22.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,026  
   
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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$17,668 - $34,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 204
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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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Compensation usually increases greatly for Admissions Clerks who advance to upper-end positions like Administrative Assistant. Administrative Assistants make $31K per year on average.

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Admissions Clerks who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Typing, Medicine / Surgery, Insurance, and Customer Service 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. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $24K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $25K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $29K. As Admissions Clerks reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $33K.

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Experience Affects Admissions Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%
Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$25,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Admissions Clerk Salaries

Typing
up arrow 4%
Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 2%
National Average
$25,000
Insurance
up arrow 4%
Customer Service
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 22%