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Director of Surgical Services Salary

Directors of Surgical Services enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($110K) annually in the United States. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Directors of Surgical Services making up 77 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance.
$80,776 - $146,384
(Median)
$81K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $108,205
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90%

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$27.05 - $64.78
(Median)
$27
$52
$65
MEDIAN: $51.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$80,776 - $146,384  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,060  
Total Pay (?
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$79,952 - $151,375  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 135
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Hourly Rate
$27.05 - $64.78  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,060  
   
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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$79,952 - $151,375  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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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Survey results show that Directors of Surgical Services typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Leadership, People Management, Budget Management, and Operating Room / OR are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Surgical Services

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $104K per year. Directors of Surgical Services bring in $114K after working for 10 to 20 years. Directors of Surgical Services with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $115K.

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Experience Affects Director of Surgical Services Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$110,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Director of Surgical Services Salaries

Leadership
up arrow 11%

People Management
up arrow 8%

Budget Management
up arrow 6%

National Average
$110,000

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 3%

Operations Management
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 12%