Hospital Unit Clerk Salary

Average Hospital Unit Clerks in the United States make around $13.42 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $10.12 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $19.89. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A strong majority enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The vast majority of Hospital Unit Clerks (88 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$10.12 - $19.89

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.12 - $19.89  
   
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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$21,413 - $41,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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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 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.


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $27K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $29K. For Hospital Unit Clerks, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $32K. Hospital Unit Clerks who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $30K.

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Experience Affects Hospital Unit Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

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
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 19%
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