Showing posts with label Salary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Salary. Show all posts

How To Negotiate Your Salary as a Unit Secretary (Video)


A viewer wanted some advice on negotiating the salary for a new position that she is applying for at the company she already works at.    


      Below are some of the suggestions that I had for her:  

  •  Be confident when you ask for the money
  • Ask for the top of your range
  • Ask for the salary in a year range. For example: instead of asking for $20 per hour, ask for a salary within $38,000 - $45,000
  • If you have been with the company for a while and are willing to be with them for the long term; tell them so
  • Your previous experience adds to and does not take away, and you should be compensated for it
  • Negotiate no more than twice.
  • If you’ve agreed to a certain amount than stand by it.
  • Be willing to walk away.

How Much Do Health Unit Coordinators Make?


Pay depends on what region of the country you are in. When I was a Health Unit Coordinator in Memphis, Tennessee, more than 10 years ago, the starting base salary was under $10, but it did include shift and weekend differential. Where I am now in South Florida, and with the years of experience that I have, my starting salary was much higher.

A simple Google search reveals that the average Health Unit Coordinator salary on the low end is $23,000 and on the high end is $29,000 per year.

If you are fresh off of the street with no medical background, but you do have a computer and/or office skills, then your pay will be totally different than someone who has experience as a Health Unit Coordinator who can also read EKG strips.

If you are in the market for a new job, then I would suggest that you check out www.glassdoor.com, type in a hospital's name, and see what current and past employees are saying about the salary there.