Admissions Clerk Salary

The larger portion of Admissions Clerks in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $11.71 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $8.47 per hour, and the top verges on $15.48. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Most Admissions Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$19,392 - $45,302
(Median)
$19K
$31K
$45K
MEDIAN: $30,707
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$8.47 - $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
$19,392 - $45,302  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,039  
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: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.47 - $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 - $1,039  
   
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).
)
$18,042 - $35,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 198
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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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Though it's uncommon, some Admissions Clerks move into roles as Administrative Assistants, where pay is an average $31K per year.

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Survey takers who work as Admissions Clerks typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Data Entry, Typing, Medicine / Surgery, and Insurance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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.


For Admissions Clerks, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $24K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $26K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Admissions Clerks make a median salary of $28K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Admissions Clerk with more than 20 years of experience can earn $33K on average.

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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 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 22%
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