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Hospital Admitting Clerk Salary (United States)

Hospital Admitting Clerks in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $12.27 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.30 per hour to $17.00. While some workers in this profession — one-fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair portion do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is derived from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Hospital Admitting Clerk Salary (?
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$19,969 - $42,289
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MEDIAN: $30,631
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Hospital Admitting Clerk Salary (?
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$9.30 - $17.00
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,969 - $42,289  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $998  
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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$19,752 - $37,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.30 - $17.00  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $24.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $998  
   
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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$19,752 - $37,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 381
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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

Hospital Admitting Clerks typically list a handful of skills 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. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled 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.
Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $24K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $28K. Hospital Admitting Clerks see a median salary of $32K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $31K on average. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; a majority of those surveyed fall within this distribution. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up slightly less than one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise one-eighth, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent.

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Experience Affects Hospital Admitting Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%
Late-Career
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$26,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

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

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
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%