Unit Secretary, Emergency Room (ER) Salary

A Unit Secretary, Emergency Room (ER) earns an average wage of $13.17 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$9.99 - $16.60
$10
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.09
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Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $9.99 - $16.60
Overtime $0.76 - $24.83
Annual Data $0$35K
Profit Sharing $250.00
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$20,847 - $35,143
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 76

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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.

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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
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Unit Secretary, Emergency Room (ER) Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲6%

Entry-Level
▼0%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$28,000

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

Typing
▲1%

Emergency Room (ER)
▼0%

National Average
$28,000

Medical Terminology
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 29%
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