Unit Secretary Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Unit Secretary is $12.85 per hour. A skill in Microsoft Office is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Unit Secretary Total Pay (?
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$20,570 - $43,938
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MEDIAN: $29,951
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Unit Secretary Total Pay (?
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$9.83 - $16.84
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$20,570 - $43,938  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $507  
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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$20,597 - $36,954  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,800
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.83 - $16.84  
   
Overtime
$2.71 - $25.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $507  
   
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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$20,597 - $36,954  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,800
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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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Phoenix
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Houston
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Richmond
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National Average
$27,000
Charlotte
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Tampa
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Louisville
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Orlando
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San Antonio
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Experience Affects Unit Secretary Salaries

National Average
$27,000

Skills That Affect Unit Secretary Salaries

Microsoft Office
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Customer Service
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Data Entry
0%
Typing
0%
Medical Records
0%
National Average
$27,000
Scheduling
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Medical Terminology
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Transcription
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Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
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
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 20%
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