Health Unit Coordinator Salary

Health Unit Coordinators in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $14.09 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.83 per hour on the low end to $18.99 on the high end. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and tenure are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction for Health Unit Coordinators is high. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance.

$24,151 - $55,342
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$55K
MEDIAN: $35,619
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$10.83 - $18.99
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$11
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,151 - $55,342  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $522  
Total Pay (?
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$22,917 - $41,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.83 - $18.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$5.84 - $28.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $522  
   
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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$22,917 - $41,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,108
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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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Advancing into a Registered Nurse role seems to be a popular career move for Health Unit Coordinators, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $55K per year. Given that the median pay is $27K, it may be surprising to find that a Health Unit Clerk is the most common role for Health Unit Coordinators to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Administrative Assistant role — which pays $31K — is also typical for Health Unit Coordinators, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Health Unit Coordinator


Known for taking on a considerable number of Health Unit Coordinators, The Cleveland Clinic, St. John Health System, Mayo Clinic, Florida Hospital ,Orlando Florida, and HCA, Inc. are leading firms in the industry. HealthEast Care System leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $36K. Other leaders in compensation levels are St. John Health System at $34K, Mayo Clinic at $32K, and The Cleveland Clinic, where Health Unit Coordinators annually earn $30K.

Covenant HealthCare, Florida Hospital ,Orlando Florida, and The Cleveland Clinic also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $28K, $29K, and $30K-paychecks on average.

Popular Skills for Health Unit Coordinator


Health Unit Coordinators report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Transcription, Electronic Medical Records, and Medical Records are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker earns $29K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $31K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $32K. As Health Unit Coordinators reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $35K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,103

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

For Health Unit Coordinators, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 47 percent above the national average. Health Unit Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+27 percent), St. Paul (+17 percent), Minneapolis (+16 percent), and Boston (+8 percent). Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Oklahoma City. Knoxville and Orlando are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 15 percent lower and 10 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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Transcription
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Medical Records
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National Average
$30,000

Customer Service
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Data Entry
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Medical Terminology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 154 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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