The average pay for a Ward Clerk is AU$24.41 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much between less experienced and more experienced workers.

AU$34,797 - AU$59,144
AU$35K
AU$48K
AU$59K
MEDIAN: AU$47,860
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50%
90%
AU$20.56 - AU$28.38
AU$21
AU$24
AU$28
MEDIAN: AU$23.97
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$59K
Salary AU$34,797 - AU$59,144
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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AU$42,089 - AU$58,842
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 23
Hourly Data AU$0AU$32
Hourly Rate AU$20.56 - AU$28.38
Overtime AU$32.50
Annual Data AU$0AU$58K
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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AU$42,089 - AU$58,842
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 152

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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Pay by Experience Level for Ward Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Ward Clerk has a neutral trend. An entry-level Ward Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$50,000 based on 73 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 AU$51,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Ward Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$50,000 based on 16 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 AU$50,000 based on 9 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$49,676

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Key Stats for Ward Clerk

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Ward Clerk Salaries

▲3%

▲2%

▲1%

▼0%

National Average
AU$50,000

Skills That Affect Ward Clerk Salaries

National Average
AU$50,000



Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 88%