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. Earnings sit near $10.01 per hour on the lower side but can approach $17.24 on the higher side. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Health Unit Clerks is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$10.01 - $17.24

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $17.24  
   
Overtime
$1.02 - $29.36  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $740  
   
Total Pay (?
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$21,053 - $38,142  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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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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Many Health Unit Clerks move into a Registered Nurse role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $55K per year. Health Unit Clerks typically move into roles as Medical Secretaries or Administrative Assistants, and those positions pay $2K more and $4K more, respectively.

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Experience Affects Health Unit Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

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
32%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 11%
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