I have been a HUC at my current job for 2.5 years and make just over $16 an hour at 24-32 hours a week. At full time, which is rare at this hospital, I would make just over $32,000 yearly. This is the highest paying HUC employer in this area (that I know of). 1/3 of my gross income goes to tax and insurance. Other places have union dues etc. and seem to be paid several dollars less hourly.
This is quite a bit different from the $46,000- or whatever was reported in my area to be the going rate.
I agree with whoever referred to HUCing as a thankless job. We work our butts off as a middle man and get our butts chewed by everyone who is having a ad day and no one EVER says "thank you for making my job easier." because everything we do is expected (obviously- hence the JOB)... but overlooked. Nurses are commended constantly, and doctors are gods. But the lowly Unit Coordinator makes the wheels turn.