Hospital Unit Clerk Salary

Women comprise the majority of Hospital Unit Clerks in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $14.00 per hour on average. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Hospital Unit Clerks. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$26,288 - $49,458
$26K
$30K
$49K
MEDIAN: $30,181
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$10.35 - $20.42
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$14
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,288 - $49,458  
   
Bonus
$750  
Total Pay (?
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$22,554 - $43,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.35 - $20.42  
   
Overtime
$19.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$750  
   
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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$22,554 - $43,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 66

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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

  • Perform admitting duties including explaining various forms such as patient rights, medical releases and insurance.
  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff or department.
  • Assess method of payment for services, initate processing, may refer to specialist for financial options.

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 $27K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Unit Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Hospital Unit Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Hospital Unit Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 39 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hospital Unit Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Hospital Unit Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 27 salaries. A Hospital Unit Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 14 salaries.

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Key Stats for Hospital Unit Clerk

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Hospital Unit Clerk Salaries

Experienced
▲9%

Late-Career
▲2%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Mid-Career
▼8%

Skills That Affect Hospital Unit Clerk Salaries

Customer Service
▲14%

National Average
$30,000

Medical Terminology
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 33%