Hospital Admitting Clerk Salary

Women comprise the majority of Hospital Admitting Clerks in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $12.38 per hour on average. Compensation ranges between $9.26 per hour and $17.07. Job satisfaction for Hospital Admitting Clerks is high. Although a majority have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, nearly one in four claim no health benefits at all. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$20,105 - $42,885
(Median)
$20K
$32K
$43K
MEDIAN: $32,140
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$9.26 - $17.07
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,105 - $42,885  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $900  
Total Pay (?
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$19,864 - $37,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.26 - $17.07  
   
Overtime
$1.48 - $24.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $900  
   
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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$19,864 - $37,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 347
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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.

Common Career Paths for Hospital Admitting Clerk


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Hospital Admitting Clerks might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Hospital Admitting Supervisor, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $40K per year.

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Typical Hospital Admitting Clerks report a focused set of job 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. Customer Service and Insurance are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Admitting Clerk

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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $25K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $28K. Hospital Admitting Clerks claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $30K. Hospital Admitting Clerks who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $32K.

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What is it like working as a Hospital Admitting Clerk?

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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Experience Affects Hospital Admitting Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Hospital Admitting Clerk Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Insurance
up arrow 1%

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
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 26%
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