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Health Unit Clerk Salary

The larger portion of Health Unit Clerks in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $12.58 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $10.00 per hour, and the top verges on $16.69. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Health Unit Clerks. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$10.00 - $16.69
(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
$10.00 - $16.69  
   
Overtime
$1.03 - $29.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $738  
   
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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$20,997 - $36,973  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94

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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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Advancing into a Registered Nurse role seems to be a popular career move for Health Unit Clerks, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $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 $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
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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: 84% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 13%
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