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Ward Clerk Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Ward Clerk is $11.83 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Ward Clerk Salary (?
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$19,508 - $39,732
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $22,986
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Ward Clerk Salary (?
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$9.13 - $18.16
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,508 - $39,732  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $201.80  
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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$19,391 - $39,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.13 - $18.16  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $201.80  
   
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).
)
$19,391 - $39,073  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 140
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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
  • Provide clerical support, including giving patients documentation and instructional materials.
  • Monitor and interpret live patient data, identifying problems.
  • Transcribe and enter orders and notes for hospital staff.

Common Career Paths for Ward Clerk

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Pay by Experience Level for Ward Clerk

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Experience Affects Ward Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%
Experienced
up arrow 23%
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
National Average
$25,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 19%