Ward Clerk Salary

Most Ward Clerks in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $11.98 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.17 per hour on the lower side but can approach $17.59 on the higher side. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Work is enjoyable for Ward Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$19,486 - $39,453

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$9.17 - $17.59

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,486 - $39,453  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $194.89  
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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$19,426 - $37,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.17 - $17.59  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $34.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $194.89  
   
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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$19,426 - $37,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 177
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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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Many Ward Clerks move into a Registered Nurse role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $55K per year.

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Ward Clerks report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Electronic Medical Records, Typing, Medical Terminology, and Medical Records are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Medical Records.

Pay by Experience Level for Ward Clerk

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $23K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $26K. For Ward Clerks, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $29K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $30K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Ward Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Ward Clerk Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 6%

Typing
up arrow 2%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 1%

National Average
$25,000

Medical Records
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 23%
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