Unit Secretary, Emergency Room (ER) Salary

Most Emergency Room Unit Secretaries in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $13.12 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $9.88 per hour and $17.14. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, somewhere between a fifth and a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction for Emergency Room Unit Secretaries is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,685 - $55,752
(Median)
$23K
$30K
$56K
MEDIAN: $30,291
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$9.88 - $17.14
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$22,685 - $55,752  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $496.65  
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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$20,797 - $37,908  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.88 - $17.14  
   
Overtime
$1.21 - $26.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $496.65  
   
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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$20,797 - $37,908  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 206
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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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $26K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $29K. Emergency Room Unit Secretaries see a median salary of $30K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $35K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Unit Secretary, Emergency Room (ER) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 22%
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