Unit Secretary, Emergency Room (ER) Salary

Emergency Room Unit Secretaries in the United States take home an average $13.17 per hour. While some workers in this profession — around one in five — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The vast majority of Emergency Room Unit Secretaries (83 percent) who responded to the survey are women. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,450 - $37,500
$32K
MEDIAN: $31,538
50%

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$10.08 - $17.27
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$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.17
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$31,538  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00  
Total Pay (?
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$21,182 - $36,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.08 - $17.27  
   
Overtime
$1.29 - $24.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Profit Sharing
$250.00  
   
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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$21,182 - $36,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Unit Secretary, Emergency Room (ER)


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Emergency Room Unit Secretaries often transition into upper-level roles like Administrative Assistant, for which the average compensation is $31K per year.

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

Pay by Experience for a Unit Secretary, Emergency Room (ER) has a positive trend. An entry-level Unit Secretary, Emergency Room (ER) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 53 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Unit Secretary, Emergency Room (ER) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Unit Secretary, Emergency Room (ER) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 19 salaries. A Unit Secretary, Emergency Room (ER) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Unit Secretary, Emergency Room (ER)

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Unit Secretary, Emergency Room (ER) Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Experienced
▼2%

Skills That Affect Unit Secretary, Emergency Room (ER) Salaries

National Average
$28,000

Typing
▼1%

Emergency Room (ER)
▼2%

Medical Terminology
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 21%