Health Unit Clerk Salary

Most Health Unit Clerks in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $12.46 per hour. Pay ranges from $9.97 per hour on the low end to $16.81 on the high end. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$9.97 - $16.81
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $16.81  
   
Overtime
$1.02 - $29.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $740  
   
Total Pay (?
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$20,936 - $37,225  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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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Health Unit Clerks might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Registered Nurse, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $55K per year. When Health Unit Clerks are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Medical Secretaries or Administrative Assistants. Those roles pay an additional $2K and $5K, respectively.

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Experience Affects Health Unit Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 14%
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