Health Unit Coordinator Salary

Earnings for Health Unit Coordinators in the United States come in at around $14.36 per hour on average. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by the company and experience level. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and more than half get vision benefits. The vast majority of Health Unit Coordinators (90 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The majority of Health Unit Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$22,764 - $51,637
$23K
$31K
$52K
MEDIAN: $31,492
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$11.01 - $19.62
$11
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MEDIAN: $14.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$22,764 - $51,637  
   
Bonus
$194.89 - $2,483  
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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$23,250 - $42,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.01 - $19.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$8.11 - $30.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$194.89 - $2,483  
   
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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$23,250 - $42,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 906

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Health Unit Coordinator


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Health Unit Coordinators 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 $56K per year. It is not unusual for a Health Unit Coordinator to become an Administrative Assistant or a Health Unit Clerk.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Health Unit Coordinator


Dominating the field, The Cleveland Clinic, St. John Health System, Florida Hospital ,Orlando Florida, HCA, Inc., and Mayo Clinic are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Health Unit Coordinators. HealthEast Care System offers the largest salaries in town — $36K on average. Cleveland Clinic Hospital, St. John Health System, and Mayo Clinic also offer top salaries for Health Unit Coordinators. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $35K, $34K, and $34K, respectively.

Covenant HealthCare, Florida Hospital ,Orlando Florida, and The Cleveland Clinic also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $28K, $29K, and $30K.

Popular Skills for Health Unit Coordinator


Health Unit Coordinators report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Bilingual, Telemetry, Medical Terminology, and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Scheduling. 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $29K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $31K. On average, Health Unit Coordinators make $33K following one to two decades on the job. Health Unit Coordinators who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $35K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,384

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Health Unit Coordinators will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 33 percent. Health Unit Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Minneapolis (+22 percent), Cleveland (+12 percent), Boston (+7 percent), and Phoenix (+5 percent). Compared to the national average, Orlando Health Unit Coordinators have considerably lower salaries, 21 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Below-median salaries also turn up in Charleston and Knoxville (16 percent lower and 15 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Health Unit Coordinator

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Health Unit Coordinator Salaries

▲16%

▲9%

▲2%

National Average
$30,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Health Unit Coordinator Salaries

Bilingual
▲10%

Telemetry
▲4%



Customer Service
▼0%

Data Entry
▼0%

Medical Records
▼0%

Transcription
▼0%

National Average
$30,000

Scheduling
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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