Hospital Admitting Clerk Salary

Women account for the majority of Hospital Admitting Clerks in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $12.41 per hour. Pay ranges from $9.29 per hour on the low end to $17.25 on the high end. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. For the most part, Hospital Admitting Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$20,105 - $42,885

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$9.29 - $17.25

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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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$19,901 - $37,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.29 - $17.25  
   
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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$19,901 - $37,519  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 353
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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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Survey takers who work as Hospital Admitting Clerks typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Insurance, Customer Service, and Electronic Medical Records can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $25K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $27K. Hospital Admitting Clerks see a median salary of $30K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $32K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Hospital Admitting Clerk Advice

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.

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
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

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
43%
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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