Women account for the majority of Ward Clerks in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $12.38 per hour. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a third lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and nearly one-half have dental, too. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$18,766 - $37,531  
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$1.64 - $34.78  
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$18,766 - $37,531  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 151

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Job Description for Ward Clerk

Ward clerks are responsible for a variety of clerical and administrative duties related to patient care in a clinic or hospital ward. Tasks performed by the ward clerk include greeting patients, answering phone calls, handling general inquiries, gathering test results and other lab reports, and directing results and reports to the appropriate medical staff member. Ward clerks also retrieve medication and distribute it to the proper caregivers, and they may retrieve blood products or equipment from other departments as needed. Under the supervision of their medical staff supervisor (such as a charge nurse or clinic manager), they update medical records as needed. Ward clerks transcribe verbal orders and complete request forms for tests and referrals to other departments when ordered by medical professionals. Additionally, they direct visitors to appropriate departments and deliver patient mail.

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Ward Clerk Tasks

  • Transcribe and enter orders and notes for hospital staff.
  • Monitor and interpret live patient data, identifying problems.
  • Provide clerical support, including giving patients documentation and instructional materials.

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There are some Ward Clerks — though it's uncommon — that transition into Registered Nurses, where earnings are an average $56K annually.

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Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. reports the lowest median salary in the area by far — it's only $24K, less than half of the top paying company's rate.

Pay by Experience Level for Ward Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $25K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $26K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $30K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

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Key Stats for Ward Clerk

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
043
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Ward Clerk Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$26,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Ward Clerk Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%

Medical Records
up arrow 1%

National Average
$26,000


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Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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