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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 $12.38 per hour. Pay generally varies between $9.25 per hour and $17.11. One-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. Most Hospital Admitting Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,051 - $41,289
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$41K
MEDIAN: $30,805
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$9.25 - $17.11
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,051 - $41,289  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $800  
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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$19,670 - $37,092  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.25 - $17.11  
   
Overtime
$1.48 - $24.67  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $800  
   
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).
)
$19,670 - $37,092  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 354
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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

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

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While Hospital Admitting Clerks do not often become Hospital Admitting Supervisors, the job pays $40K per year on average.

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Hospital Admitting Clerks usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Customer Service, Insurance, and Electronic Medical Records can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Electronic Medical Records. Competency in Customer Service frequently indicates knowledge of Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Admitting Clerk

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


For many Hospital Admitting Clerks, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $25K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $28K. Hospital Admitting Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $31K. Hospital Admitting Clerks who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Hospital Admitting Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Hospital Admitting Clerk Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Insurance
0%

National Average
$26,000

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 25%
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