Hospital Admitting Clerk Salary

Women account for the majority of Hospital Admitting Clerks in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $13.20 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Hospital Admitting Clerks. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$24,190 - $45,456
$24K
$35K
$45K
MEDIAN: $35,000
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$9.75 - $19.47
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MEDIAN: $13.20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,190 - $45,456  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
Total Pay (?
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$20,499 - $41,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.75 - $19.47  
   
Overtime
$4.30 - $32.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$1,200  
   
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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$20,499 - $41,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 282

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Job Description for Hospital Admitting Clerk

Hospital admitting clerks, sometimes called emergency admissions or medical admission clerks, handle administrative duties for their medical facility. The hospital admitting clerk is often the first person that a patient sees when they arrive at the hospital; they are in charge of checking patients in, providing forms to patients, answering any questions, and helping patients to feel comfortable as they wait for a doctor. These clerks help ensure that all of the medical facility's administrative duties are handled properly and efficiently, that the facility runs smoothly, and that all patient needs are met. Their day-to-day responsibilities also include answering phone calls, creating and managing patient files, scheduling and confirming appointments, and handling billing issues. Hospital admitting clerk may also need to schedule medical professionals' calendars and appointments.

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Hospital Admitting Clerk Tasks

  • Perform admitting duties including explaining various forms such as patient rights, medical releases and insurance.
  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff or department.
  • Assess method of payment for services, initate processing, may refer to specialist for financial options.

Common Career Paths for Hospital Admitting Clerk


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Hospital Admitting Clerks may progress into high-paying roles like Registered Nurse, where median compensation is $56K annually. Hospital Admitting Clerks moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Hospital Admitting Supervisors or Patient Account Representatives. The median paychecks in those roles are $13K higher and $2K higher, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Admitting Clerk

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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $26K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $29K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Hospital Admitting Clerks make a median salary of $34K. Hospital Admitting Clerks who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $39K.

Hospital Admitting Clerk Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Hospital Admitting Clerk?

Hospital Admitting Clerk in Knoxville:
Pros: I love communicating with patients, doctors, nurses, and everyone I come across. I never meet a stranger. Hospitals are my happy place.
Cons: I dislike how a college graduate makes the same as a high school graduate. I dislike that throwing yourself into this job with initiative and professional finesse isn't expected.

Hospital Admitting Clerk in New York:
I would love it. I love to interact with patients and help them with services that the facility provides. Making sure all patient needs are met.

Hospital Admitting Clerk in Irvine:
"First to connect to the community; insure hospital gets paid."
Pros: Connecting and serving my community is the first that comes to my mind. I love validating and changing someones day for the better, even if it doesn't benefit me. I love to use my intuitive skills to vamp up customers service when needed and be a brand ambassador for my company.
Cons: I dislike how disconnected upper management is from the true flow of business. I am discouraged by upper management serving themselves and hiding behind a the cover of serving the community.

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Key Stats for Hospital Admitting Clerk

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Hospital Admitting Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
▲39%

Experienced
▲24%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Skills That Affect Hospital Admitting Clerk Salaries

bill collections
▲40%

▲5%

Medical Terminology
▲2%

Customer Service
▼0%

National Average
$28,000

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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