Health Unit Clerk Salary

Women comprise the majority of Health Unit Clerks in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $12.50 per hour on average. Compensation ranges between $9.98 per hour and $16.76. For the most part, Health Unit Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$9.98 - $16.76
(Median)
$10
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $16.76  
   
Overtime
$1.02 - $29.36  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $740  
   
Total Pay (?
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$20,956 - $37,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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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 often transition into Registered Nurse positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Registered Nurses earn $55K per year. Health Unit Clerks most often move into positions as Medical Secretaries or Administrative Assistants; those groups report median salaries that are $2K higher and $5K higher, respectively.

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Experience Affects Health Unit Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

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
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 14%
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