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Ward Clerk Salary

Ward Clerks in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $11.80 per hour for pay. Pay ranges from $9.15 per hour on the low end to $18.10 on the high end. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to one-fifth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$19,447 - $39,732
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MEDIAN: $21,541
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$9.15 - $18.10
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,447 - $39,732  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $202.73  
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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$19,387 - $38,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.15 - $18.10  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $202.73  
   
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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$19,387 - $38,701  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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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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For Ward Clerks, career progression typically leads to a rather large increase in compensation. On average, an upper-level role like a Registered Nurse will earn $55K annually.

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Pay by Experience Level for Ward Clerk

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $23K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $27K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $30K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Experience Affects Ward Clerk Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 20%