Unit Clerk Salary

Most Unit Clerks in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $12.66 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $9.86 per hour and $17.07. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Unit Clerks like their work and job satisfaction is high. While some workers in this profession — about one in five — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,866 - $36,354
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$20K
$29K
$36K
MEDIAN: $29,240
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$9.86 - $17.07
(Median)
$9
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$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$19,866 - $36,354  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $499.17  
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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$20,562 - $36,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $17.07  
   
Overtime
$9.69 - $24.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $499.17  
   
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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$20,562 - $36,615  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 647
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Job Description for Unit Clerk

Unit clerks are normally responsible for providing clerical services to the nursing department, helping the department stay efficient and effective. They also act as a resource to all departments to help maintain and troubleshoot office equipment, as well as perform data entry, maintain patient charts, transcribe orders, and file documents. Additionally, unit clerks answer telephone calls, as well as deliver messages to patients, doctors, and nurses. Other tasks performed by unit clerks include keeping track of patient appointments, delivering mail and flowers to the patients, recording lab reports, and ordering prescriptions, among others.

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Unit Clerk Tasks

  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.
  • Perform various clerical and administrative functions, such as ordering and maintaining an inventory of supplies.
  • Transfers patient's data from nurse's notes and physician's orders onto medical records and charts.
  • Maintain medical records, technical library and correspondence files.
  • Prepare new patient medical records files prior to exam.

Common Career Paths for Unit Clerk


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Advancing into a Registered Nurse role seems to be a popular career move for Unit Clerks, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $55K per year. Becoming an Unit Secretary or a Health Unit Clerk is often the next step for an Unit Clerk.

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Popular Skills for Unit Clerk


Unit Clerks report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Data Entry, Customer Service, Medical Records, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. For most people, competency in Microsoft Office indicates knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Unit Clerk

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


Unit Clerks with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $25K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $28K. Unit Clerks see a median salary of $30K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $32K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,958

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Unit Clerks that is 31 percent greater than the national average, San Diego offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Unit Clerks will also find cushy salaries in New York (+26 percent), Philadelphia (+18 percent), Toledo (+17 percent), and Washington (+15 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Unit Clerks in Montgomery earning a whopping 29 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Miami (10 percent lower) and Allentown (9 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Unit Clerk Salaries




National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Unit Clerk Salaries

Data Entry
up arrow 9%

Customer Service
up arrow 6%

Medical Records
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

National Average
$27,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 2%

Medical Terminology
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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