The average pay for a Unit Clerk is $13.54 per hour.
The average pay for a Unit Clerk is $30,793 per year.
|Salary||$20,128 - $45,209|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $2,980|
|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).)
|$21,409 - $39,610|
|Hourly Rate||$10.21 - $18.43|
|Overtime||$11.92 - $30.52|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $2,980|
|Total Pay (||$21,409 - $39,610|
Job Description for Unit Clerk
Unit clerks are normally responsible for providing clerical services to the nursing department, helping the department stay efficient and effective. They also act as a resource to all departments to help maintain and troubleshoot office equipment, as well as perform data entry, maintain patient charts, transcribe orders, and file documents. Additionally, unit clerks answer telephone calls, as well as deliver messages to patients, doctors, and nurses. Other tasks performed by unit clerks include keeping track of patient appointments, delivering mail and flowers to the patients, recording lab reports, and ordering prescriptions, among others.Read More...
Unit clerks generally work full time in a health care facility. They are typically required to sit in a stationary position for long periods of time. Because this position generally takes place in a health care setting, the unit clerk maybe exposed to some level of disease and different types of body fluids.
A high school diploma or equivalent is generally the minimum educational requirement for this position. Along with that, unit clerks should have familiarity with basic medical terminology and at least one year of work experience in the medical field. They also need to be proficient with basic computer programs, as well as with various forms of communication devices such as phones and paging systems. Unit clerks should possess strong interpersonal, communication, and multitasking skills, and they must be able to work well in a team environment. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
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Survey results suggest that Unit Clerks put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Data Entry, Bilingual, Medical Records, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Electronic Medical Records and Medical Terminology. Most people experienced in Microsoft Office also know Microsoft Excel.
Pay by Experience Level for Unit Clerk
Pay by Experience for a Unit Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Unit Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 317 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 $28,000 based on 148 salaries. An experienced Unit Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 155 salaries. A 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 $32,000 based on 61 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
For Unit Clerks, working in the bustling city of San Diego has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Unit Clerks will also find cushy salaries in New York (+37 percent), Philadelphia (+19 percent), Toledo (+13 percent), and Washington (+11 percent). Compared to the national average, Montgomery Unit Clerks have considerably lower salaries, 38 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Workers in Miami and Augusta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (20 percent less and 15 percent less, respectively).
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