Director of Surgical Services Salary

Compensation for Directors of Surgical Services in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($111K). Final cash compensation to Directors of Surgical Services varies from around $80K to approximately $154K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $20K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The vast majority of Directors of Surgical Services (81 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Job satisfaction for Directors of Surgical Services is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$80,011 - $149,057
(Median)
$80K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $110,817
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$29.05 - $63.46
(Median)
$29
$52
$63
MEDIAN: $52.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$80,011 - $149,057  
   
Bonus
$509 - $15,300  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,574  
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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$79,964 - $153,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 291
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$29.05 - $63.46  
   
Overtime
$56.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$509 - $15,300  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $19,574  
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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$79,964 - $153,754  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Job Description for Director of Surgical Services

Directors of surgical services are responsible for directing all surgical services, such as procedures, signing documents, arranging payments, and providing accurate data regarding surgeries for their institutions, as well as coordinating a group of professionals to complete surgery organization tasks and provide necessary information to schedule surgeries. They also facilitate paperwork and explain legal details as well as risks during surgeries and must follow strict confidentiality regulations at all times to prevent identity theft incidents.

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Director of Surgical Services Tasks

  • Analyze service trends and develop department objectives for each specific surgery area.
  • Determine and assign the appropriate level of staffing required to meet patient needs.
  • Provide leadership to designated patient care and service areas, including oversight of staff, budget and quality issues.

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Popular Skills for Director of Surgical Services


Directors of Surgical Services seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Leadership, Strategic Planning, Budget Management, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 14 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Operating Room / OR and Surgery. Those educated in Budget Management tend to be well versed in Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Surgical Services

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $104K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $114K. On average, Directors of Surgical Services make $111K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $117K on average.

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Experience Affects Director of Surgical Services Salaries



National Average
$112,000



Skills That Affect Director of Surgical Services Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 14%

Leadership
up arrow 14%




National Average
$112,000

Surgery
up arrow 15%

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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