Unit Clerk Salary (United States)

Most Unit Clerks in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $12.38 per hour;. The range in pay spans from $9.86 per hour to $16.56. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. Some workers in this field—21 percent—are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by most and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Work is enjoyable for the better half of Unit Clerks who claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Unit Clerk Salary (?
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$20,520 - $35,856
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MEDIAN: $29,354
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Unit Clerk Salary (?
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$9.86 - $16.56
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National Salary Data

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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$20,520 - $35,856  
   
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$0.00 - $507  
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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$20,571 - $35,793  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $16.56  
   
Overtime
$10.49 - $25.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $507  
   
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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$20,571 - $35,793  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 445
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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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Oftentimes, Unit Clerks' salaries rise greatly in accordance with career advancement. Those who assume a higher-end position such as a Registered Nurse usually get paid an extra $28K per year. It is not unusual for an Unit Clerk to become an Unit Secretary or a Health Unit Clerk.

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Popular Skills for Unit Clerk

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Data Entry, Medical Records, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 11 percent, 10 percent, 7 percent, and 7 percent, respectively. Most people experienced in Microsoft Office also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Unit Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. Salaries start at $25K, which grows to $27K after five to 10 years. Pay amounts to $29K after 10 to 20 years. Though minimal, Unit Clerks continue to experience salary development even after two decades, and pay is estimated at $33K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 21 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, more than half land within this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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$26,000
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Surpassing the national average by 20 percent, Unit Clerks in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Unit Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+15 percent) and Atlanta (+3 percent). With compensation 5 percent below the national average, Jacksonville is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Unit Clerk Salaries

National Average
$26,000

Skills That Affect Unit Clerk Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Data Entry
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$26,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 21%
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