The average wage for a Unit Clerk is $12.91 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
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$18,847 - $45,696
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$19K
$31K
$46K
MEDIAN: $30,506
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$9.90 - $17.94
(Median)
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$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$18,847 - $45,696  
   
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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$20,652 - $38,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.90 - $17.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.78  
Overtime
$9.25 - $26.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Total Pay (?
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$20,652 - $38,551  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 542
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Unit Clerk

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,352

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Experience Affects Unit Clerk Salaries




National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Unit Clerk Salaries

Data Entry
up arrow 7%

Bilingual
up arrow 5%

Medical Records
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$27,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 1%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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