Health Unit Clerk Salary

Health Unit Clerks in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $13.38 per hour for pay. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn vision coverage. Most Health Unit Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,242 - $35,294
$30K
MEDIAN: $30,426
50%

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$10.54 - $17.24
$11
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.38
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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$22,487 - $37,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$10.54 - $17.24  
   
Overtime
$15.46  
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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$22,487 - $37,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45

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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.

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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

Pay by Experience for a Health Unit Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Health Unit Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 26 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Health Unit Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Health Unit Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 16 salaries. A Health Unit Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 7 salaries.

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Key Stats for Health Unit Clerk

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Health Unit Clerk Salaries

Experienced
▲13%

National Average
$29,000

Late-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼7%

Mid-Career
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 20%