Hospital Unit Clerk Salary (United States)

Earnings for Hospital Unit Clerks in the United States typically come in at around $13.35 per hour. Pay generally spreads from $9.91 per hour to $17.36. A solid majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Hospital Unit Clerks is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Hospital Unit Clerk Salary (?
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$9.91 - $17.36
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $17.36  
   
Overtime
$1.61 - $24.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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$0.00 - $690  
   
Total Pay (?
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$20,940 - $40,975  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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Job Description for Hospital Unit Clerk

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Unit Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In most cases, Hospital Unit Clerks can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. Beginning workers can expect to earn $28K starting out, which grows to $31K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $33K. After 20 years in the field, Hospital Unit Clerks see their salaries growing more slowly, eventually averaging out to $33K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 14 percent. More than half of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

Experience Affects Hospital Unit Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$29,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 18%
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