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Unit Clerk Salary

The average wage for a Unit Clerk is $12.50 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
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$20,484 - $35,938
(Median)
$20K
$29K
$36K
MEDIAN: $29,435
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$9.84 - $16.61
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$20,484 - $35,938  
   
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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$20,535 - $35,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $16.61  
   
Overtime
$10.67 - $25.25  
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).
)
$20,535 - $35,888  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 455
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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.

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Experience Affects Unit Clerk Salaries




National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Unit Clerk Salaries

Data Entry
up arrow 10%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 8%

Medical Records
up arrow 6%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 22%