Health Unit Clerk Salary

Most Health Unit Clerks in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $12.43 per hour. Compensation ranges from $9.99 per hour on the lower end to $16.42 on the higher end. A fair number receive medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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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  
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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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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. 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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Pay by Experience Level for Health Unit Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average beginner in this position makes around $25K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $30K. Health Unit Clerks see a median salary of $29K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Health Unit Clerks report making only $28K on average.

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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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