Unit Secretary, Emergency Room (ER) Salary

Women comprise the majority of Emergency Room Unit Secretaries in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $13.15 per hour on average. Pay generally varies between $9.85 per hour and $17.46. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly more than a fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,510 - $56,171

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$9.85 - $17.46

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$22,510 - $56,171  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $400.00  
Total Pay (?
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$20,726 - $38,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.85 - $17.46  
   
Overtime
$1.14 - $26.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $400.00  
   
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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$20,726 - $38,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 201
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Job Description for Unit Secretary, Emergency Room (ER)

  • 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.


For Emergency Room Unit Secretaries, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $26K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $29K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Emergency Room Unit Secretaries make a median salary of $30K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $36K.

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Experience Affects Unit Secretary, Emergency Room (ER) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 22%
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