Health Unit Coordinator Salary

Most Health Unit Coordinators in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $14.02 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $10.62 per hour and $18.93. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by experience level and the particular employer. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Health Unit Coordinators is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,004 - $54,366
(Median)
$24K
$36K
$54K
MEDIAN: $35,694
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$10.62 - $18.93
(Median)
$11
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,004 - $54,366  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $679  
Total Pay (?
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$22,464 - $41,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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Hourly Rate
$10.62 - $18.93  
   
Overtime
$4.93 - $27.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $679  
   
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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$22,464 - $41,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 916
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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 often transition into Registered Nurse positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Registered Nurses earn $55K per year. It is not uncommon for a Health Unit Coordinator to continue on to become a Health Unit Clerk or an Administrative Assistant.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Health Unit Coordinator


Health Unit Coordinators flock to Mayo Clinic for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $31K lead the pack in compensation.

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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Medical Terminology. For most people, competency in Customer Service indicates knowledge of Medical Records.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Unit Coordinator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Health Unit Coordinators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $28K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $30K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $32K in this role. Health Unit Coordinators who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $36K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Health Unit Coordinators, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 49 percent greater than the national average. Health Unit Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+24 percent), St. Paul (+18 percent), Minneapolis (+17 percent), and Boston (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Oklahoma City, 18 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Knoxville and Orlando (16 percent lower and 11 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%

Medical Records
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Transcription
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
0%

National Average
$30,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Data Entry
up arrow 1%

Medical Terminology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 142 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: 58% employee benefits None: 18%
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