Hospital Unit Clerk Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Hospital Unit Clerks in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $13.41 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $10.16 per hour and $20.11. Most Hospital Unit Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, about a fourth claim no health benefits at all. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$26,859 - $50,177
(Median)
$27K
$30K
$50K
MEDIAN: $30,000
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$10.16 - $20.11
(Median)
$10
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,859 - $50,177  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $493.16  
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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$21,483 - $42,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $20.11  
   
Overtime
$1.96 - $30.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $493.16  
   
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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$21,483 - $42,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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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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Many Hospital Unit Clerks transition into upper-level roles like Unit Clerk. However, Unit Clerks do report a slightly lower median income of $26K per year.

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Hospital Unit Clerks note just a narrow range of job skills. Medical Terminology and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Unit Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $28K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $28K on average. Hospital Unit Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $32K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $30K.

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Experience Affects Hospital Unit Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$29,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Hospital Unit Clerk Salaries

Medical Terminology
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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