Most Health Unit Clerks in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $13.30 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Health Unit Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by most, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$23,966 - $35,000
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$29K
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MEDIAN: $29,000
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$10.38 - $16.73
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$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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50%
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$29,000  
   
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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$22,257 - $36,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.38 - $16.73  
   
Overtime
$16.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
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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$22,257 - $36,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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 $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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $26K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $30K. On average, Health Unit Clerks make $32K following one to two decades on the job. Health Unit Clerks who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $27K.

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Experience Affects Health Unit Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$28,000

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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