Health Unit Clerk Salary

Most Health Unit Clerks in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $12.53 per hour. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,500 - $36,495
$34K
MEDIAN: $34,392
50%

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$10.19 - $17.17
$10
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.40
10%
50%
90%

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$0$37K
Salary $34,392
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$21,962 - $37,636
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5
Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $10.19 - $17.17
Overtime $18.22
Annual Data $0$37K
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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$21,962 - $37,636
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 47

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Job Description for Health Unit Clerk

Health unit clerks tend to the clerical duties that are often needed in a medical office setting. Answering phones, answering clients’ questions, scheduling appointments, and relaying messages from doctors and nurses to patients are all included in a health unit clerk’s daily duties.

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Health Unit Clerk Tasks

  • Maintain medical records, technical library and correspondence files.
  • Prepare new patient medical records files prior to exam.
  • Transfers patient's data from nurse's notes and physician's orders onto medical records and charts.
  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.
  • Perform various clerical and administrative functions, such as ordering and maintaining an inventory of supplies.

Common Career Paths for Health Unit Clerk


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Many Health Unit Clerks move into a Registered Nurse role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $56K per year. Health Unit Clerks moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Medical Secretaries or Administrative Assistants. The median paychecks in those roles are $1K higher and $4K higher, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Health Unit Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Health Unit Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Health Unit Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 26 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Health Unit 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 12 salaries. An experienced Health Unit Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 16 salaries. A Health Unit Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 7 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working as a Health Unit Clerk?

Health Unit Clerk in Lexington:
Pros: It;s a job and I help people.
Cons: The commute and some of the people.

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Key Stats for Health Unit Clerk

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Health Unit Clerk Salaries

Experienced
▲12%

National Average
$29,000

Late-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Mid-Career
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 22%
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