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Health Unit Coordinator Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Health Unit Coordinators in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $13.84 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $10.46 per hour to $18.71. While career duration and the specific company impact pay for this group, residence is the most influential factor. The majority of Health Unit Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$23,944 - $58,375
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$23,944 - $58,375  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $579  
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$22,257 - $41,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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Hourly Rate
$10.46 - $18.71  
   
Overtime
$6.08 - $26.66  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $579  
   
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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$22,257 - $41,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 806
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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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Additional career progression can often lead to a hefty increase in pay for Health Unit Coordinators. Many move into a Registered Nurse role where pay averages at $55K per year. Going from Health Unit Coordinator to Health Unit Clerk is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Health Unit Clerks is $27K. Many others choose to work as Administrative Assistants, where pay is typically $31K.

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Popular Skills for Health Unit Coordinator


Survey results show that Health Unit Coordinators use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Transcription, Medical Records, 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 Medical Terminology. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled in 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. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $28K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $30K. On average, Health Unit Coordinators make $32K following 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


Home to some of the best pay for Health Unit Coordinators, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 50 percent above the national average. Health Unit Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like St. Paul (+20 percent), Seattle (+19 percent), Minneapolis (+17 percent), and Indianapolis (+13 percent). Falling short of the national average by 20 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Oklahoma City. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Knoxville (15 percent less) and Cincinnati (11 percent less).

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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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Transcription
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Medical Records
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National Average
$30,000

Customer Service
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Data Entry
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Medical Terminology
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 19%