Admissions Clerk Salary

Most Admissions Clerks in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $11.71 per hour. Compensation ranges from $8.32 per hour on the lower end to $15.69 on the higher end. A strong majority enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Admissions Clerks. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,272 - $45,615
(Median)
$19K
$30K
$46K
MEDIAN: $30,376
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$8.32 - $15.69
(Median)
$8
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,272 - $45,615  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,033  
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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$17,716 - $35,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.32 - $15.69  
   
Overtime
$0.67 - $23.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,033  
   
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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$17,716 - $35,289  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | 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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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Admissions Clerks who took the survey. 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.


For Admissions Clerks, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $24K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $26K. Admissions Clerks claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $29K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $33K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Admissions Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Admissions Clerk Salaries

Data Entry
up arrow 9%

Typing
up arrow 3%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%

National Average
$25,000

Insurance
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 19%