Health Unit Coordinator Salary

Women comprise the majority of Health Unit Coordinators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $13.96 per hour on average. Compensation ranges between $10.52 per hour and $18.71. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but years of experience and the specific company are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Health Unit Coordinators. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$24,672 - $55,841
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$25K
$37K
$56K
MEDIAN: $37,179
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$10.52 - $18.71
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,672 - $55,841  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $601  
Total Pay (?
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$22,303 - $41,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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Hourly Rate
$10.52 - $18.71  
   
Overtime
$5.95 - $27.20  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $601  
   
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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$22,303 - $41,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 858

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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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Many Health Unit Coordinators move into a Registered Nurse role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $55K per year. It is not unusual for a Health Unit Coordinator to become a Health Unit Clerk or an Administrative Assistant.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Health Unit Coordinator


For Health Unit Coordinators, comfortable salaries can be found at The Cleveland Clinic; in fact, median earnings sit around $30K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Health Unit Coordinator


Health Unit Coordinators report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Transcription, Medical Records, and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Medical Terminology. Those proficient in Customer Service are, more often than not, 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.


Health Unit Coordinators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average inexperienced worker earns $28K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $31K. On average, Health Unit Coordinators make $32K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Health Unit Coordinators with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $36K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Health Unit Coordinators, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 49 percent above the national average. Health Unit Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+26 percent), St. Paul (+19 percent), Minneapolis (+16 percent), and Boston (+12 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Oklahoma City, 19 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Knoxville (16 percent less) and Cincinnati (8 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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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
0%

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 139 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

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%