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Hospital Unit Clerk Salary

Earnings for Hospital Unit Clerks in the United States come in at around $13.25 per hour on average. Pay generally varies between $10.00 per hour and $18.00. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women account for the majority of Hospital Unit Clerks who took the survey — 88 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$10.00 - $18.00
MEDIAN: $13.00

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $18.00  
$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).
$21,092 - $40,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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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.

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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.

The average beginner in this position makes around $27K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $30K. For Hospital Unit Clerks, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $31K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $30K.

Experience Affects Hospital Unit Clerk Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

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


88 %
12 %

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: 81% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 17%