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Health Unit Coordinator Salary

Women comprise the majority of Health Unit Coordinators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $14.05 per hour on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $10.56 per hour and $18.89. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by tenure and the specific company. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Health Unit Coordinators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$24,033 - $55,841
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$56K
MEDIAN: $35,967
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$10.56 - $18.89
(Median)
$11
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,033 - $55,841  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $604  
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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$22,353 - $41,745  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.56 - $18.89  
   
Overtime
$5.15 - $27.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $604  
   
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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$22,353 - $41,745  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 890
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Job Description for Health Unit Coordinator

A health unit coordinator is responsible for ensuring that operations run smoothly in a clinical setting such as a doctor's office, a hospital, or a local clinic. The day-to-day duties of the coordinator's position vary based on their employer. However, this individual's responsibilities generally include checking patients in when they first arrive, scheduling upcoming appointments for patients, and inputting medical data into various databases.

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Health Unit Coordinator Tasks

  • Transcribe and update documentation and orders, confirming data where necessary.
  • Coordinate and assist with activities and scheduling across groups.
  • Liaise with patients, families, nurses, and caregivers to ensure smooth operations.
  • Take unit responsibility during emergencies.

Common Career Paths for Health Unit Coordinator


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Health Unit Coordinators often transition into Registered Nurse positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Registered Nurses earn $55K per year. It is not uncommon for a Health Unit Coordinator to continue on to become a Health Unit Clerk or an Administrative Assistant.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Health Unit Coordinator


Mayo Clinic offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $31K.

Popular Skills for Health Unit Coordinator


Health Unit Coordinators report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Transcription, Medical Records, and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Medical Terminology. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Medical Records.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Unit Coordinator

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $28K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $31K on average. Health Unit Coordinators see a median salary of $32K after reaching one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Health Unit Coordinator generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $36K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Health Unit Coordinators, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Health Unit Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+25 percent), St. Paul (+21 percent), Minneapolis (+16 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). In Oklahoma City, salaries are 18 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Knoxville and Orlando also lean toward paying below-median salaries (16 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Health Unit Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$30,000


Skills That Affect Health Unit Coordinator Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 12%

Transcription
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
0%

Medical Records
0%

National Average
$30,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 141 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 18%
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