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 $14.02 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $10.62 per hour and $18.91. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — years of experience and the individual firm are driving factors as well. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Health Unit Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$23,981 - $54,438
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$54K
MEDIAN: $35,562
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$10.62 - $18.91
(Median)
$11
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$23,981 - $54,438  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $611  
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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$22,459 - $41,706  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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Hourly Rate
$10.62 - $18.91  
   
Overtime
$4.93 - $27.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $611  
   
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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$22,459 - $41,706  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 904
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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. 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 attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $31K.

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 pay less than market rate include Medical Terminology. Most people experienced in 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's salary is approximately $28K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $30K on average. Health Unit Coordinators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $32K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $36K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Health Unit Coordinators that is 24 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Health Unit Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in St. Paul (+19 percent), Seattle (+19 percent), Minneapolis (+17 percent), and Boston (+10 percent). With compensation 18 percent below the national average, Oklahoma City is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Knoxville and Orlando are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 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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Medical Records
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
0%

National Average
$30,000

Customer Service
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Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Medical Terminology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 143 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
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: 59% employee benefits None: 18%
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