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Showing posts with label Salary. Show all posts

Salary and Benefits as a Unit Secretary

One of the most attractive features of becoming a unit secretary is the competitive salary and benefits package available. While exact figures vary depending on location and other factors, unit secretaries can generally expect to earn a decent living while also enjoying health insurance coverage and additional perks such as paid time off. 

On top of these financial incentives, the job offers ample opportunity for professional growth, often including in-house training or continuing education courses that focus on developing secretarial skills. This ensures unit secretaries are up-to-date with industry standards and best practices to continue providing valuable services for their employers. 

Working as a unit secretary means having flexible hours and life balance in addition to earning a good salary—making it an attractive choice for those looking for a rewarding career move.


How Much Money Does a Unit Secretary Make? (Video)

As a unit secretary, your salary will be dependent on several factors. 

First, your work experience will be one of the most important factors, as more experienced secretaries can command higher salaries. 

The region you live in will also play a role, as the cost of living varies across the country. For example, secretaries in New York City will likely earn more than those in smaller towns. 

The state you live in may also affect your salary, as some states have higher average wages than others. 

Finally, the hospital you work at and your job duties will also impact your earnings. Larger hospitals and those with more complex unit structures will typically offer higher salaries. 

So, when considering a career as a unit secretary, keep these factors in mind. 

With experience and a bit of research, you can be sure to find a position that offers the salary you deserve.


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

A viewer wanted advice on negotiating the salary for a new position 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 scompensationwithin $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; you should be compensated for it.
  • Negotiate no more than twice.
  • If you’ve agreed to a certain amount, then 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, type in a hospital's name, and see what current and past employees are saying about the salary there.