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 $12.43 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.99 per hour on the lower side but can approach $16.42 on the higher side. A fair number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and the larger part collect vision insurance. Job satisfaction for Health Unit Clerks is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$9.99 - $16.42
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.99 - $16.42  
   
Overtime
$8.04 - $27.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
   
Total Pay (?
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$20,949 - $37,528  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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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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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. It is quite typical for Health Unit Clerks to transition into roles as Medical Secretaries or Administrative Assistants, where reported median earnings are $2K and $5K higher per year.

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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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $25K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $30K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Health Unit Clerks claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $29K. For some reason, Health Unit Clerks with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $28K.

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Experience Affects Health Unit Clerk Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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