The average rate for a Unit Secretary is $12.79 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 Total Pay (?
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$20,378 - $43,774
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MEDIAN: $29,660
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Unit Secretary Total Pay (?
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$9.77 - $16.62
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,378 - $43,774  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $588  
Profit Sharing
$125.00 - $1,056  
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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$20,470 - $36,591  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,923
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.77 - $16.62  
   
Overtime
$1.98 - $25.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $588  
   
Profit Sharing
$125.00 - $1,056  
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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$20,470 - $36,591  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,923
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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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Philadelphia
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Chicago
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Thousand Oaks
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Indianapolis
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Houston
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Richmond
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National Average
$27,000
Columbia
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Louisville
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San Antonio
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Birmingham
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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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Data Entry
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Medical Records
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National Average
$27,000
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Gender
Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 20%
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