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 $14.09 per hour. Compensation ranges between $10.83 per hour and $18.99. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by the specific employer and tenure. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Health Unit Coordinators like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$24,151 - $55,342
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$24K
$36K
$55K
MEDIAN: $35,619
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$10.83 - $18.99
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$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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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. Going from Health Unit Coordinator to Health Unit Clerk is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Health Unit Clerks is $27K. Many others choose to work as Administrative Assistants, where pay is typically $31K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Health Unit Coordinator


The Cleveland Clinic, St. John Health System, Mayo Clinic, Florida Hospital ,Orlando Florida, and HCA, Inc. are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Health Unit Coordinators. HealthEast Care System attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $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.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Covenant HealthCare ($28K), Florida Hospital ,Orlando Florida ($29K), and The Cleveland Clinic ($30K).

Popular Skills for Health Unit Coordinator


Survey results suggest that Health Unit Coordinators use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Transcription, Electronic Medical Records, and Medical Records are correlated to pay that is above average. The majority of those 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $29K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $31K on average. 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 $35K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,103

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 47 percent. Health Unit Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+27 percent), St. Paul (+17 percent), Minneapolis (+16 percent), and Boston (+8 percent). With compensation 17 percent below the national average, Oklahoma City is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Knoxville and Orlando earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (15 percent less and 10 percent less, 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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