Hospital Unit Clerk Salary

Women comprise the majority of Hospital Unit Clerks in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $13.77 per hour on average. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately one-third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. Work is enjoyable for Hospital Unit Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$26,288 - $49,458
$26K
$30K
$49K
MEDIAN: $30,181
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$10.55 - $20.47
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MEDIAN: $13.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,288 - $49,458  
   
Bonus
$750  
Total Pay (?
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$22,831 - $43,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.55 - $20.47  
   
Overtime
$19.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$750  
   
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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$22,831 - $43,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 77

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Job Description for Hospital Unit Clerk

Hospital unit clerks are responsible for performing a variety of administrative, clerical, and clinical activities in their hospital's unit. These individuals are in charge of ensuring their assigned area of the hospital is clean, answering phone systems and processing calls as required, transcribing medical instructions, and communicating with patients. Hospital unit clerks also maintain unit supplies and order new ones when needed, as well as route medical orders to appropriate staff.

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Hospital Unit Clerk Tasks

  • Perform admitting duties including explaining various forms such as patient rights, medical releases and insurance.
  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff or department.
  • Assess method of payment for services, initate processing, may refer to specialist for financial options.

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Hospital Unit Clerks who take on a higher-level position such as Unit Clerk may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Unit Clerks on average bring home $26K.

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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.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $28K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $27K. For Hospital Unit Clerks, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $33K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $30K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Key Stats for Hospital Unit Clerk

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Hospital Unit Clerk Salaries

Experienced
▲13%

Late-Career
▲3%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Mid-Career
▼7%

Skills That Affect Hospital Unit Clerk Salaries

Customer Service
▲15%

National Average
$30,000

Medical Terminology
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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