Ward Clerk Salary

Most Ward Clerks in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $11.98 per hour. Compensation ranges between $9.14 per hour and $17.65. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by a majority. Work is enjoyable for Ward Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$19,486 - $39,453
(Median)
$19K
$23K
$39K
MEDIAN: $22,600
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$9.14 - $17.65
(Median)
$9
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $11.00
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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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$19,391 - $37,481  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $17.65  
   
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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$19,391 - $37,481  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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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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Advancing into a Registered Nurse role seems to be a popular career move for Ward Clerks, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $55K per year.

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Ward Clerks note just a narrow range 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.


Ward Clerks with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $23K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $26K. Ward Clerks claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $29K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $30K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Ward Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

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
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 22%
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