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Hospital Unit Clerk Salary

Earnings for Hospital Unit Clerks in the United States come in at around $13.35 per hour on average. Earnings generally vary between $10.15 per hour and $19.77. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. For the most part, Hospital Unit Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Hospital Unit Clerks who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 88 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$10.15 - $19.77
MEDIAN: $13.00

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.15 - $19.77  
$1.75 - $24.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$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).
$21,435 - $41,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95

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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.


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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Hospital Unit Clerks often transition into a Unit Clerk position. Unit Clerks report a slightly lower median income of $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.

More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $27K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $30K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Hospital Unit Clerks make a median salary of $31K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $32K.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.


88 %
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 19%