Health Unit Coordinator Salary

Earnings for Health Unit Coordinators in the United States come in at around $14.47 per hour on average. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Health Unit Coordinators are female. Work is enjoyable for Health Unit Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a strong majority, and the greater part earn vision coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$23,226 - $49,967
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$31K
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MEDIAN: $31,470
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$11.20 - $19.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,226 - $49,967  
   
Bonus
$195.41 - $2,424  
Total Pay (?
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$23,638 - $42,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.20 - $19.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.26  
Overtime
$8.17 - $30.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$195.41 - $2,424  
   
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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$23,638 - $42,280  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 892

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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 who move on to become Registered Nurses may enjoy significant pay raises, as Registered Nurses get paid an average of $56K per year. Becoming an Administrative Assistant or a Health Unit Clerk is often the next step for a Health Unit Coordinator.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Health Unit Coordinator


The Cleveland Clinic, Florida Hospital ,Orlando Florida, St. John Health System, HCA, Inc., and Mayo Clinic are all popular places to work. HealthEast Care System attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $37K. Other big spenders include Cleveland Clinic Hospital, St. John Health System, and Mayo Clinic, top-paying firms where Health Unit Coordinators see paychecks nearing $35K, $34K, or $34K.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Covenant HealthCare ($28K), Florida Hospital ,Orlando Florida ($29K), and The Cleveland Clinic ($30K).

Popular Skills for Health Unit Coordinator


Health Unit Coordinators generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Bilingual, Telemetry, Medical Terminology, and Transcription are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Scheduling. Those educated in Customer Service tend to be well versed in Medical Records.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Unit Coordinator

Pay by Experience for a Health Unit Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Health Unit Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 493 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Health Unit Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 252 salaries. An experienced Health Unit Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 234 salaries. A Health Unit Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 115 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,631

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

Health Unit Coordinators will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 43 percent. Health Unit Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+38 percent), Seattle (+29 percent), Minneapolis (+20 percent), and Dallas (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Orlando, which sits 20 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Charleston (19 percent lower) and Knoxville (13 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Health Unit Coordinator

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Health Unit Coordinator Salaries

▲15%

▲10%

▲1%

National Average
$31,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Health Unit Coordinator Salaries

Bilingual
▲9%

Telemetry
▲2%




Customer Service
▼0%

Data Entry
▼0%


National Average
$31,000

Scheduling
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 16%
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