Hospital Admitting Clerk Salary

The average Hospital Admitting Clerk in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $13.23 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Hospital Admitting Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Hospital Admitting Clerks who took the survey — 89 percent to be exact. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — around one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and just over a half receive dental plans. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$17,158 - $44,042
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$34K
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MEDIAN: $34,108
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$9.88 - $19.45
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$0$44K
Salary $17,158 - $44,042
Bonus $1,200
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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$20,775 - $41,398
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $9.88 - $19.45
Overtime $4.30 - $32.03
Annual Data $0$41K
Bonus $1,200
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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$20,775 - $41,398
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 262

Job Description for Hospital Admitting Clerk

Hospital admitting clerks, sometimes called emergency admissions or medical admission clerks, handle administrative duties for their medical facility. The hospital admitting clerk is often the first person that a patient sees when they arrive at the hospital; they are in charge of checking patients in, providing forms to patients, answering any questions, and helping patients to feel comfortable as they wait for a doctor. These clerks help ensure that all of the medical facility's administrative duties are handled properly and efficiently, that the facility runs smoothly, and that all patient needs are met. Their day-to-day responsibilities also include answering phone calls, creating and managing patient files, scheduling and confirming appointments, and handling billing issues. Hospital admitting clerk may also need to schedule medical professionals' calendars and appointments.

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Hospital Admitting Clerk Tasks

  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff or department.
  • Assess method of payment for services, initiate processing, may refer to specialist for financial options.
  • Perform admitting duties including explaining various forms such as patient rights, medical releases, and insurance.

Common Career Paths for Hospital Admitting Clerk


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Hospital Admitting Clerks may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Registered Nurse. The latter position pays an average of $56K annually. When Hospital Admitting Clerks are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Hospital Admitting Supervisors or Patient Account Representatives. Those roles pay an additional $13K and $3K, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Hospital Admitting Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Hospital Admitting Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Hospital Admitting Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 192 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Hospital Admitting Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Hospital Admitting Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 70 salaries. A Hospital Admitting Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 12 salaries.

Hospital Admitting Clerk Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Hospital Admitting Clerk?

Hospital Admitting Clerk in Sheffield:
Pros:
Cons: Underpaid and the coworkers in our department are not professional enough to do the task at hand.

Hospital Admitting Clerk in Knoxville:
Pros: I love communicating with patients, doctors, nurses, and everyone I come across. I never meet a stranger. Hospitals are my happy place.
Cons: I dislike how a college graduate makes the same as a high school graduate. I dislike that throwing yourself into this job with initiative and professional finesse isn't expected.

Hospital Admitting Clerk in Irvine:
"First to connect to the community; insure hospital gets paid."
Pros: Connecting and serving my community is the first that comes to my mind. I love validating and changing someones day for the better, even if it doesn't benefit me. I love to use my intuitive skills to vamp up customers service when needed and be a brand ambassador for my company.
Cons: I dislike how disconnected upper management is from the true flow of business. I am discouraged by upper management serving themselves and hiding behind a the cover of serving the community.

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Key Stats for Hospital Admitting Clerk

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Hospital Admitting Clerk Salaries

▲37%

▲21%

▲3%

National Average
$28,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Hospital Admitting Clerk Salaries

bill collections
▲38%

▲3%

Medical Terminology
▼0%

National Average
$28,000


Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 36%