Unit Clerk Salary

A Unit Clerk earns an average wage of $13.11 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$18,991 - $45,683
$19K
$31K
$46K
MEDIAN: $30,850
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$9.95 - $18.22
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$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.11
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$18,991 - $45,683  
   
Total Pay (?
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$20,722 - $39,397  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $18.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.78  
Overtime
$9.69 - $30.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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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$20,722 - $39,397  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 527

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Unit Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Unit Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Unit Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 317 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Unit Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 148 salaries. An experienced Unit Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 155 salaries. A Unit Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 61 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,781

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Key Stats for Unit Clerk

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Unit Clerk Salaries

▲17%

▲10%

▲1%

National Average
$28,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Unit Clerk Salaries

Data Entry
▲6%

Bilingual
▲3%

Medical Records
▲2%



Microsoft Word
▼0%

National Average
$28,000



Medical Terminology
▼3%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 19%