Health Unit Coordinator Salary

Health Unit Coordinators in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $14.00 per hour. Earnings sit near $10.60 per hour on the lower side but can approach $18.91 on the higher side. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geographic location, though the specific employer and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,272 - $54,292

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$10.60 - $18.91

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,272 - $54,292  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $679  
Total Pay (?
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$22,446 - $41,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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Hourly Rate
$10.60 - $18.91  
   
Overtime
$4.84 - $27.25  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $679  
   
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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$22,446 - $41,608  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 937
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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. More often than not, a Health Unit Clerk role is the next step for Health Unit Coordinators moving up in the field. Pay for Health Unit Clerks is usually $27K. Many Health Unit Coordinators choose to take on an Administrative Assistant role instead, where salaries are typically $31K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Health Unit Coordinator


The Cleveland Clinic, Florida Hospital ,Orlando Florida, Mayo Clinic, HCA, Inc., and HealthEast Care System are all popular places to work. For Health Unit Coordinators, comfortable salaries can be found at HealthEast Care System; in fact, median earnings sit around $35K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Health Unit Coordinator


Health Unit Coordinators seem to require a number of specific skills. 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.


For Health Unit Coordinators, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $28K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $30K 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 those looking to make money, Health Unit Coordinators in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 49 percent above the national average. Health Unit Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+26 percent), St. Paul (+18 percent), Minneapolis (+17 percent), and Boston (+9 percent). Falling short of the national average by 18 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Oklahoma City. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Knoxville and Orlando (16 percent lower and 12 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
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Medical Records
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Transcription
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Customer Service
0%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
0%

National Average
$30,000

Data Entry
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Medical Terminology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 142 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: 79% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 18%
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