Hospital Unit Clerks in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $13.53 per hour for pay. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. For the most part, Hospital Unit Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$26,107 - $49,920
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$26K
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MEDIAN: $29,963
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$10.38 - $20.44
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,107 - $49,920  
   
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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$22,306 - $43,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.38 - $20.44  
   
Overtime
$21.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
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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$22,306 - $43,235  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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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.

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Hospital Unit Clerks' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Unit Clerk. Median pay for Unit Clerks is $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 $28K. Hospital Unit Clerks claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $31K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $30K.

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Experience Affects Hospital Unit Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$29,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Hospital Unit Clerk Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 18%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 1%

National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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