Hospital Admitting Clerk Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Hospital Admitting Clerks in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $12.74 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.58 per hour on the lower side but can approach $18.10 on the higher side. Most Hospital Admitting Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, somewhere between a fifth and a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$20,209 - $43,371
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$32K
$43K
MEDIAN: $32,140
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$9.58 - $18.10
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,209 - $43,371  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $705  
Total Pay (?
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$20,163 - $39,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.58 - $18.10  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$1.51 - $24.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $705  
   
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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$20,163 - $39,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 365
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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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Hospital Admitting Clerks do not often transition into Hospital Admitting Supervisor roles. The role averages $41K per year.

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Hospital Admitting Clerks who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. 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. Employees educated in Customer Service are typically practiced in Insurance, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Admitting Clerk

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


For Hospital Admitting Clerks, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $25K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $28K on average. For Hospital Admitting Clerks, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $32K. Hospital Admitting Clerks who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

Hospital Admitting Clerk Reviews

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 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.

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

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Experience Affects Hospital Admitting Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Hospital Admitting Clerk Salaries

National Average
$27,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Insurance
up arrow 1%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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