Wages for Directors of Surgical Services in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($114K) per year. Overall incomes of Directors of Surgical Services generally bottom out at around $81K and peak near $156K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $19K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The vast majority of Directors of Surgical Services (81 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision insurance. Most Directors of Surgical Services report high levels of job satisfaction.

$81,477 - $151,924
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$81K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $113,558
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$28.20 - $59.60
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$28
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$60
MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$81,477 - $151,924  
   
Bonus
$507 - $19,341  
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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$81,098 - $156,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 275
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$28.20 - $59.60  
   
Overtime
$44.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$507 - $19,341  
   
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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$81,098 - $156,286  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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


Survey results suggest that Directors of Surgical Services put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Budget Management, Leadership, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 10 percent. Operating Room / OR and Surgery, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Those proficient in Operations Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Surgical Services

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


Whereas the median salary for inexperienced employees is approximately $99K, incomes in the five-to-10 year group are significantly higher, averaging to the comfortable six-figure sum of $114K. Directors of Surgical Services see a median salary of $112K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Directors of Surgical Services who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $122K.

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Experience Affects Director of Surgical Services Salaries



National Average
$115,000



Skills That Affect Director of Surgical Services Salaries




People Management
up arrow 3%

Operations Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$115,000

Surgery
up arrow 16%

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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