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Hospital Unit Clerk Salary

For Hospital Unit Clerks, hourly average wages total $13.35 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $10.12 per hour, and the top verges on $19.68. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 88 percent of Hospital Unit Clerks are female. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$10.12 - $19.68
MEDIAN: $13.00

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.12 - $19.68  
$1.82 - $24.51  
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).
$21,331 - $41,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99

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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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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.

More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $27K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $30K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $31K. Hospital Unit Clerks who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $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: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 18%