Health Unit Clerk Salary

Health Unit Clerks in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $13.49 per hour for pay. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. For the most part, Health Unit Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,242 - $35,294
$30K
MEDIAN: $30,426
50%

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$10.38 - $17.00
$10
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.49
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$30,426  
   
Bonus
$500  
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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$22,359 - $37,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$10.38 - $17.00  
   
Overtime
$15.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$500  
   
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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$22,359 - $37,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 52

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Job Description for Health Unit Clerk

Health unit clerks tend to the clerical duties that are often needed in a medical office setting. Answering phones, answering clients’ questions, scheduling appointments, and relaying messages from doctors and nurses to patients are all included in a health unit clerk’s daily duties.

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Health Unit Clerk Tasks

  • Maintain medical records, technical library and correspondence files.
  • Prepare new patient medical records files prior to exam.
  • Transfers patient's data from nurse's notes and physician's orders onto medical records and charts.
  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.
  • Perform various clerical and administrative functions, such as ordering and maintaining an inventory of supplies.

Common Career Paths for Health Unit Clerk


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Health Unit Clerks might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Registered Nurse, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $56K per year. A Health Unit Clerk may also move into a role as a Medical Secretary or an Administrative Assistant.

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Pay by Experience Level for Health Unit Clerk

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $27K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $30K. Health Unit Clerks who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $32K. For some reason, Health Unit Clerks with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $27K.

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Key Stats for Health Unit Clerk

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Health Unit Clerk Salaries

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Late-Career
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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