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Hospital Admitting Clerk Salary

Hospital Admitting Clerks in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $12.36 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.23 per hour on the lower side but can approach $16.88 on the higher side. Most Hospital Admitting Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — around one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,051 - $41,289
(Median)
$20K
$31K
$41K
MEDIAN: $30,805
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$9.23 - $16.88
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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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 - $967  
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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$19,652 - $36,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.23 - $16.88  
   
Overtime
$1.49 - $24.50  
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 - $967  
   
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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$19,652 - $36,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 358

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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 often transition into Hospital Admitting Supervisor positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Hospital Admitting Supervisors earn $40K per year.

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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average beginner in this position makes around $25K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $28K. For Hospital Admitting Clerks, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $31K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Hospital Admitting Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

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 48 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
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: 51% employee benefits None: 25%