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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 $12.30 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $9.25 per hour, and the top verges on $16.84. While approximately one in four report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$19,996 - $41,440
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MEDIAN: $31,123
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$9.25 - $16.84
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,996 - $41,440  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $974  
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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$19,728 - $36,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.25 - $16.84  
   
Overtime
$1.53 - $24.35  
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 - $974  
   
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).
)
$19,728 - $36,419  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 366
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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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Popular Skills for Hospital Admitting Clerk


Job skills reported by Hospital Admitting Clerks are limited. Those who have experience with Customer Service, Insurance, and Electronic Medical Records can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Medical Records. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Electronic Medical Records (EMR).

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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $25K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $28K. Hospital Admitting Clerks claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $31K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Experience Affects Hospital Admitting Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Hospital Admitting Clerk Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Insurance
0%

National Average
$26,000

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 25%