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Director of Surgical Services Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Directors of Surgical Services in the United States, with median pay hovering around $107K per year. In the world of Directors of Surgical Services, total cash compensation varies between $81K and $152K. Each package generally includes bonuses that can, in exceptional cases, reach as much as $15K and , respectively. Job satisfaction for Directors of Surgical Services is high. Female Directors of Surgical Services make up most of the survey respondents at 76 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$80,701 - $147,571
(Median)
$81K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $107,013
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$27.78 - $64.23
(Median)
$28
$51
$64
MEDIAN: $51.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$80,701 - $147,571  
   
Bonus
$1,464 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,000  
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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$80,564 - $151,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 175
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Hourly Rate
$27.78 - $64.23  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,464 - $15,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $8,000  
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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$80,564 - $151,760  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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Job Description for Director of Surgical Services

  • 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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Directors of Surgical Services report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Strategic Planning, Leadership, and People Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 27 percent, 14 percent, and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Surgery and Operating Room / OR.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Surgical Services

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


The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $104K. Directors of Surgical Services with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $109K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $116K.

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Experience Affects Director of Surgical Services Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
0%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$109,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Director of Surgical Services Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 27%

Leadership
up arrow 14%

People Management
up arrow 12%

Budget Management
up arrow 11%

Operations Management
0%

National Average
$109,000

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 5%

Surgery
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 13%