Hospital Unit Clerk Salary

Earnings for Hospital Unit Clerks in the United States come in at around $13.50 per hour on average. Compensation ranges between $10.09 per hour and $19.77. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Hospital Unit Clerks (88 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$10.09 - $19.77
(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
$10.09 - $19.77  
   
Overtime
$1.82 - $24.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $198.66  
   
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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$21,272 - $41,742  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105
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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 transition into upper-level roles like Unit Clerk. However, Unit Clerks do report a slightly lower median income of $26K per 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $27K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $30K. On average, Hospital Unit Clerks make $31K following one to two decades on the job. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Hospital Unit Clerks with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $33K.

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Experience Affects Hospital Unit Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 19%
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