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Health Unit Clerk Salary

Most Health Unit Clerks in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $12.54 per hour. Pay ranges from $9.99 per hour on the low end to $16.65 on the high end. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$9.99 - $16.65
(Median)
$10
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.99 - $16.65  
   
Overtime
$1.03 - $29.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $736  
   
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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$20,947 - $36,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95

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Job Description for Health Unit Clerk

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

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 $55K per year. Career advancement for the typical Health Unit Clerk often leads to becoming a Medical Secretary or an Administrative Assistant; median salaries in these positions are $2K higher and $4K higher, respectively.

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Experience Affects Health Unit Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 14%
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