The average wage for a Unit Secretary, Emergency Room (ER) is $13.44 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
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$30,287 - $37,500
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MEDIAN: $31,538
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$31,538  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,325  
Total Pay (?
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$21,246 - $40,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.99 - $18.64  
   
Overtime
$1.68 - $24.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Profit Sharing
$1,325  
   
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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$21,246 - $40,090  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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Job Description for Unit Secretary, Emergency Room (ER)

An emergency room (ER) unit secretary is in charge of ensuring incoming patients and visitors are directed to the proper area upon arrival into the hospital. They generally talk to patients' families about whether the patient can be visited at that time, as well as answer phone calls at the nursing station or front desk; they also redirect calls to the appropriate person or unit as needed. In addition, emergency room unit secretaries are usually responsible for admitting patients into the emergency waiting room, as well as checking individuals in and out for inpatient and outpatient care and therapies. The emergency room unit secretary must keep all files and paperwork organized for easy access, as nurses and other hospital staff generally need to pull up pertinent information on patients.

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Unit Secretary, Emergency Room (ER) Tasks

  • Receive and route messages and documents such as laboratory results to appropriate staff.
  • Answer telephones, and direct calls to appropriate staff.
  • Interview patients to complete documents, case histories, and forms such as intake and insurance forms.
  • Maintain and compile records, technical library and correspondence files.

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Pay by Experience Level for Unit Secretary, Emergency Room (ER)

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

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Experience Affects Unit Secretary, Emergency Room (ER) Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
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Experienced
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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