The larger portion of Ward Clerks in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $12.42 per hour. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most Ward Clerks are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. While some workers in this profession — roughly a third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and around half have dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,966 - $47,782
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MEDIAN: $32,702
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$32,703  
   
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$18,791 - $37,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.94 - $17.47  
   
Overtime
$1.51 - $35.02  
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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$18,791 - $37,483  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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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.

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Ward Clerks often transition into Registered Nurse positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Registered Nurses earn $56K per year.

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Ward Clerks will find the worst pay at Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., where the median salary crawls in at $24K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $34K, leaving little room for growth.

Pay by Experience Level for Ward Clerk

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $25K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $26K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $30K in this role. Ward Clerks with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Experience Affects Ward Clerk Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$26,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Ward Clerk Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
0%

Medical Records
0%

National Average
$26,000

Medical Terminology
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Typing
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Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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