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Hospital Unit Clerk Salary

An average Hospital Unit Clerk in the United States can expect to take home roughly $13.50 per hour. Earnings sit near $10.16 per hour on the lower side but can approach $19.93 on the higher side. Hospital Unit Clerks who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 88 percent. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Hospital Unit Clerks. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$10.16 - $19.93
(Median)
$10
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $19.93  
   
Overtime
$1.82 - $24.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $690  
   
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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$21,413 - $42,126  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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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

  • 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 Unit Clerk


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Many Hospital Unit Clerks move into Unit Clerk roles. Unit Clerks seem to make a little less than Hospital Unit Clerks as their salaries average out to $26K a year.

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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.


For Hospital Unit Clerks, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $27K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $30K. Hospital Unit Clerks bring in $32K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $33K.

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Experience Affects Hospital Unit Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 18%
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