Ward Clerk Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Ward Clerks in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $12.48 per hour. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. While one in three report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Most Ward Clerks are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$17,361 - $57,200
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$28K
$57K
MEDIAN: $28,000
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$8.75 - $17.87
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$0$57K
Salary $17,361 - $57,200
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$18,420 - $38,407
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $8.75 - $17.87
Overtime $1.51 - $26.83
Annual Data $0$38K
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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$18,420 - $38,407
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 147

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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.

Common Career Paths for Ward Clerk


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Ward Clerks who move on to become Registered Nurses may enjoy significant pay raises, as Registered Nurses get paid an average of $56K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Ward Clerk


Less than half of the top paying company's rate, Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. offers a median salary of just $24K, consistently last on the pay scale ladder by far.

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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Q: What is it like working as a Ward Clerk?

Ward Clerk in Port Allen:
"OFFICE CONDITIONS."
Pros: WORKING WITH THE RESIDENTS WHO LIVE AT THE CENTER.
Cons: THE OWNERS ARE NOT CONSISTENT.

Ward Clerk in Leesburg:
Have patience and always smile because it makes everybody smile and your job even better.

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Key Stats for Ward Clerk

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Ward Clerk Salaries

Experienced
▲15%

Late-Career
▲11%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Mid-Career
▼2%

Skills That Affect Ward Clerk Salaries

Typing
▲22%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▲1%

Medical Records
▲1%

National Average
$26,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 32%
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