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Health Unit Coordinator Salary

Women account for the majority of Health Unit Coordinators in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $14.02 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $10.54 per hour, and the top verges on $18.81. While career length and the particular employer impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Health Unit Coordinators is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,233 - $55,238
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$55K
MEDIAN: $36,113
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$10.54 - $18.81
(Median)
$11
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,233 - $55,238  
   
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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$22,315 - $41,634  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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Hourly Rate
$10.54 - $18.81  
   
Overtime
$5.89 - $27.27  
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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$22,315 - $41,634  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 883

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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 who move on to become Registered Nurses may enjoy significant pay raises, as Registered Nurses get paid an average of $55K per year. A Health Unit Coordinator may also move into a role as a Health Unit Clerk or an Administrative Assistant.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Health Unit Coordinator


Mayo Clinic offers the largest salaries in town — $31K on average.

Popular Skills for Health Unit Coordinator


Health Unit Coordinators report using a wide range of professional 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. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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 $31K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Health Unit Coordinators make a median salary of $32K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $36K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Health Unit Coordinators that is 48 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Health Unit Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+25 percent), St. Paul (+18 percent), Minneapolis (+16 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 19 percent south of the national average, can be found in Oklahoma City. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Knoxville and Orlando (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
6%
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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