Unit Secretary Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Unit Secretary is $12.90 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.
Unit Secretary Salary (?
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$20,552 - $44,004
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MEDIAN: $30,074
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Unit Secretary Salary (?
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$9.89 - $16.82
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,552 - $44,004  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $509  
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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$20,689 - $36,956  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 151
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.89 - $16.82  
   
Overtime
$2.01 - $25.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $509  
   
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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$20,689 - $36,956  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,555
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Job Description for Unit Secretary

The unit secretary is responsible for coordinating non-clinical activities on a nursing unit. These duties include processing physician orders and managing communications among the nursing staff, physicians, visitors, patients, and ancillary departments. The unit secretary is also the first point of contact for anyone entering the department looking for patients or staff members, so they must present a professional demeanor at all times.
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Unit Secretary Tasks
  • Perform administrative and paperwork tasks like admitting patients, requisitioning supplies, and entering orders.
  • Answer telephones, relay messages, and communicate with patients and physicians.
  • Act as first contact, communications hub, and receptionist for a medical unit.

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Pay by Experience Level for Unit Secretary

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Pay Difference By Location

Philadelphia
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St. Louis
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Kansas City
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Baltimore
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Phoenix
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Houston
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Richmond
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National Average
$27,000
Memphis
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San Antonio
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Louisville
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Birmingham
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What is it like working as an Unit Secretary?
Unit Secretary in West Palm Beach:
"Organization, Audits, Major Stress."
Pros: I can help one person stay off drugs, it makes it all worth it.
Cons: Management.

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Experience Affects Unit Secretary Salaries

National Average
$27,000

Skills That Affect Unit Secretary Salaries

Customer Service
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Data Entry
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Scheduling
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National Average
$27,000
Typing
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Medical Records
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Medical Terminology
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 214 votes.

Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 19%