Ward Clerk Salary

Women comprise the majority of Ward Clerks in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $12.50 per hour on average. The specific employer and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by close to one-half. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Ward Clerks — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$19,329 - $57,888
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$31K
$58K
MEDIAN: $31,173
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$8.98 - $17.66
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MEDIAN: $12.50
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$19,329 - $57,888  
   
Total Pay (?
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$19,007 - $37,859  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.98 - $17.66  
   
Overtime
$1.64 - $34.78  
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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$19,007 - $37,859  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 143

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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Ward Clerks sometimes become Registered Nurses, where the average income is $56K per year.

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Salaries are easily beat at Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., where median pay comes to just $24K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $20K and ending at $34K, range in salary is rather small.

Pay by Experience Level for Ward Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Ward Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Ward Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 96 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Ward Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Ward Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 38 salaries. A Ward Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for Ward Clerk

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Ward Clerk Salaries

Experienced
▲13%

Late-Career
▲10%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Mid-Career
▼3%

Skills That Affect Ward Clerk Salaries

Typing
▲20%

National Average
$27,000

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼1%

Medical Records
▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 32%