Director of Surgical Services Salary

Salaries for Directors of Surgical Services in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($116K) per year. Total cash earnings of Directors of Surgical Services range from $83K on the low end to $158K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $18K and $20K, respectively. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Directors of Surgical Services like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. Female Directors of Surgical Services far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$82,667 - $153,415
$83K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $115,612
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$29.34 - $73.72
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$0$157K
Salary $82,667 - $153,415
Bonus $10.07 - $17,879
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $19,727
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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$82,731 - $157,837
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 267
Hourly Data $0$73
Hourly Rate $29.34 - $73.72
Overtime $44.36
Annual Data $0$157K
Bonus $10.07 - $17,879
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $19,727
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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$82,731 - $157,837
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

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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

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

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Popular Skills for Director of Surgical Services


Survey results suggest that Directors of Surgical Services use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Budget Management, Leadership, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Operating Room / OR and Surgery, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Those familiar with Operations Management also tend to know Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Surgical Services

Pay by Experience for a Director of Surgical Services has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Surgical Services with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 42 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Surgical Services with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Director of Surgical Services which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $116,000 based on 123 salaries. A Director of Surgical Services with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $121,000 based on 102 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $117,250

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Directors of Surgical Services that is 21 percent greater than the national average, Tampa offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Directors of Surgical Services will also find cushy salaries in Las Vegas (+1 percent). The lowest-paying market is Houston, which sits 8 percent below the national average. Employers in San Antonio and Cleveland also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Director of Surgical Services

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
39%
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Experience Affects Director of Surgical Services Salaries

▲3%

National Average
$117,000

▼1%

▼1%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Director of Surgical Services Salaries



▲3%


Operations Management
▼0%

National Average
$117,000

Surgery
▼18%

Operating Room / OR
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 12%
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