Health Unit Coordinator Salary

Health Unit Coordinators in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $14.57 per hour for pay. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and tenure are driving factors as well. Work is enjoyable for Health Unit Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part.

$23,426 - $58,429
$23K
$36K
$58K
MEDIAN: $35,538
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90%

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$11.34 - $19.91
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MEDIAN: $14.74
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$0$58K
Salary $23,426 - $58,429
Bonus $100.67 - $1,226
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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$24,021 - $43,155
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 59
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $11.34 - $19.91
Hourly Tips $0.01
Overtime $10.14 - $27.70
Annual Data $0$43K
Bonus $100.67 - $1,226
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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$24,021 - $43,155
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 860

Job Description for Health Unit Coordinator

A health unit coordinator is responsible for ensuring that operations run smoothly in a clinical setting such as a doctor's office, a hospital, or a local clinic. The day-to-day duties of the coordinator's position vary based on their employer. However, this individual's responsibilities generally include checking patients in when they first arrive, scheduling upcoming appointments for patients, and inputting medical data into various databases.

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Health Unit Coordinator Tasks

  • Liaise with patients, families, nurses, and caregivers to ensure smooth operations.
  • Take unit responsibility during emergencies.
  • Transcribe and update documentation and orders, confirming data where necessary.
  • Coordinate and assist with activities and scheduling across groups.

Common Career Paths for Health Unit Coordinator


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Health Unit Coordinators might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Registered Nurse, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $56K per year. It is not uncommon for a Health Unit Coordinator to continue on to become an Administrative Assistant or a Health Unit Clerk.

Health Unit Coordinator Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Health Unit Coordinator


Many Health Unit Coordinators can be found at The Cleveland Clinic, Florida Hospital ,Orlando Florida, St. John Health System, HCA, Inc., and Mayo Clinic, firms that are at the top of the field. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, HealthEast Care System offers the most; Health Unit Coordinators earn $37K on average there. Health Unit Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks at Cleveland Clinic Hospital ($35K), St. John Health System ($34K), and Mayo Clinic ($34K).

Employees at Covenant HealthCare, Florida Hospital ,Orlando Florida, and The Cleveland Clinic can also expect below-average earnings of $28K, $29K, and $30K.

Popular Skills for Health Unit Coordinator


Survey results imply that Health Unit Coordinators put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Bilingual, Telemetry, Medical Terminology, and Transcription are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Scheduling. Most people experienced in Customer Service also know Medical Records.

Pay by Experience Level for Health Unit Coordinator

Pay by Experience for a Health Unit Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Health Unit Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 493 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Health Unit Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 252 salaries. An experienced Health Unit Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 234 salaries. A Health Unit Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 115 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $31,311

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Health Unit Coordinators, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 41 percent above the national average. Health Unit Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+37 percent), Seattle (+28 percent), Minneapolis (+19 percent), and Dallas (+8 percent). Health Unit Coordinators in Orlando earn salaries far below the national average by 21 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Charleston (19 percent less) and Knoxville (14 percent less).

Health Unit Coordinator Reviews

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

Health Unit Coordinator in Miami:
"I love it."
Pros: I like the environment.
Cons: The drive.

Health Unit Coordinator in Kingman:
"Chaotic."
Pros: I work in labor and delivery so working with the newborns is fun.
Cons: Sometimes the people I work with can be rude but it happens.

Health Unit Coordinator in Houston:
"Stress level is very high."
Pros: You work on your own.
Cons: Need more help.

Health Unit Coordinator in Minneapolis:
"Stressful."
Pros: I work independently. I'm on third shift.
Cons: The drive is kind of far away. Havi g no one I can ask questions to.

Health Unit Coordinator in Westerville:
"Working as a Unit Coordinator."
Pros: Easy job. Doesn't require much effort.
Cons: Poor management, nurses talk down to you, little respect for amount of work you actually complete.

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Key Stats for Health Unit Coordinator

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Health Unit Coordinator Salaries

▲12%

▲7%

National Average
$31,000

▼1%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Health Unit Coordinator Salaries

Bilingual
▲6%

National Average
$31,000



Telemetry
▼1%

Customer Service
▼2%



Data Entry
▼3%

Scheduling
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 140 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 14%