$29,778
Avg. Salary
$13.89
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$488

Bonus

$450

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Unit Secretary is $13.89 per hour.

The average pay for a Unit Secretary is $29,778 per year.

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$10.70
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$13.89
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$18.37
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MEDIAN $13.89
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$21k
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$44k
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MEDIAN $29,778
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MEDIAN: $29,778
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$0$43K
Salary $20,913 - $43,944
Bonus $15.32 - $1,490
Profit Sharing $450
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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$22,350 - $39,264
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 158
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $10.70 - $18.37
Hourly Tips $1.00
Overtime $2.98 - $26.62
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $15.32 - $1,490
Profit Sharing $450
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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$22,350 - $39,264
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,182

Job Description for Unit Secretary

The unit secretary is responsible for coordinating non-clinical activities on a nursing unit. These duties include processing physician orders and managing communications among the nursing staff, physicians, visitors, patients, and ancillary departments. The unit secretary is also the first point of contact for anyone entering the department looking for patients or staff members, so they must present a professional demeanor at all times.

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Unit Secretary Tasks
  • Act as first contact, communications hub, and receptionist for a medical unit.
  • Answer telephones, relay messages, and communicate with patients and physicians.
  • Perform administrative and paperwork tasks like admitting patients, requisitioning supplies, and entering orders.

Unit Secretary Pay By Employer

$0$38K

HCA, Inc.
15 profiles
$28,722

$35,388

$28,600

$30,946

Common Career Paths for Unit Secretary


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Unit Secretaries who go on to become Emergency Room Registered Nurses may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Emergency Room Registered Nurses is $61K annually. Unit Secretaries moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Registered Nurses or Administrative Assistants. The median paychecks in those roles are $27K higher and $3K higher, respectively.

Unit Secretary Job Listings

Popular Skills for Unit Secretary


Unit Secretaries seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Filing, Order Inventory, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Telemetry and Bilingual. The majority of those who know Customer Service also know Typing.

Pay by Experience Level for Unit Secretary

Pay by Experience for a Unit Secretary has a positive trend. An entry-level Unit Secretary with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 690 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Unit Secretary 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 399 salaries. An experienced Unit Secretary which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 434 salaries. A Unit Secretary with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 200 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $29,211

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

Eastern cities like New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore are lucrative areas for Unit Secretaries, where pay is higher than the national average. Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Louisville is the market with the smallest paychecks. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are St. Louis (11 percent less) and Indianapolis (2 percent less).

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Key Stats for Unit Secretary

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 326 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Unit Secretary Salaries

▲12%

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$29,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Unit Secretary Salaries

Filing
▲11%

Microsoft Excel
▲7%

Order Inventory
▲7%

Microsoft Office
▲6%



Microsoft Word
▼0%

National Average
$29,000


Typing
▼1%


▼1%

Data Entry
▼2%

Bilingual
▼7%

Telemetry
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 326 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 22%