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Director of Surgical Services Salary

Compensation for Directors of Surgical Services in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($107K). A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Female Directors of Surgical Services make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. Work is enjoyable for Directors of Surgical Services, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$80,061 - $147,132
(Median)
$80K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $106,837
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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
$80,061 - $147,132  
   
Bonus
$511 - $15,362  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,000  
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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$79,899 - $151,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 187
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Hourly Rate
$27.78 - $64.23  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$511 - $15,362  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,000  
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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$79,899 - $151,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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 diverse set of skills 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.


Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $105K per year. Directors of Surgical Services see a median salary of $109K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $116K on average.

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Experience Affects Director of Surgical Services Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$109,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

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
up arrow 2%

National Average
$109,000

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 5%

Surgery
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 13%
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