Director of Surgical Services Salary

Average pay for Directors of Surgical Services in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($109K). Women account for the majority of Directors of Surgical Services who took the survey — 80 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$79,922 - $146,606

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$27.96 - $63.73

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$79,922 - $146,606  
   
Bonus
$493.16 - $15,241  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$79,630 - $150,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 214
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$27.96 - $63.73  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$493.16 - $15,241  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$79,630 - $150,537  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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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Popular Skills for Director of Surgical Services


Directors of Surgical Services report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Lucky workers who know Strategic Planning can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Budget Management and Leadership are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 14 percent and 20 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Surgery and Operating Room / OR. Those familiar with Budget Management also tend to know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Surgical Services

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


Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $104K per year. Directors of Surgical Services bring in $110K after working for 10 to 20 years. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $117K.

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Experience Affects Director of Surgical Services Salaries


Mid-Career
up arrow 1%


National Average
$110,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Director of Surgical Services Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 20%

Budget Management
up arrow 14%

Leadership
up arrow 14%

People Management
up arrow 12%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$110,000

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 6%

Surgery
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 12%
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