Hospital Unit Clerk Salary

Median pay for Hospital Unit Clerks in the United States is around $13.50 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $10.09 per hour to $19.77. The vast majority (88 percent) of Hospital Unit Clerks who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Hospital Unit Clerks. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$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: 2 Jul 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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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.


For Hospital Unit Clerks, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $27K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $30K. Hospital Unit Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $31K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $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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