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Health Unit Clerk Salary (United States)

For Health Unit Clerks, hourly average wages total $12.42 per hour. Pay generally varies between $9.92 per hour and $16.81. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Health Unit Clerks (90 percent) who participated in the survey are women. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Health Unit Clerk Salary (?
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$20,134 - $44,202
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MEDIAN: $29,934
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Health Unit Clerk Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$9.92 - $16.81
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,134 - $44,202  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $742  
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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$20,756 - $36,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.92 - $16.81  
   
Overtime
$4.44 - $27.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $742  
   
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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$20,756 - $36,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Health Unit Clerks sometimes become Registered Nurses, where the average income is $55K per year.

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Experience Affects Health Unit Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
National Average
$27,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 17%