Director of Surgical Services Salary

Directors of Surgical Services in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $108K) surpassing six figures annually. Most Directors of Surgical Services report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Directors of Surgical Services make up most of the survey respondents at 79 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$80,013 - $147,458
(Median)
$80K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $108,319
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$27.96 - $63.73
(Median)
$28
$51
$64
MEDIAN: $51.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$80,013 - $147,458  
   
Bonus
$498.33 - $15,376  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$79,952 - $151,851  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 211
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Hourly Rate
$27.96 - $63.73  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$498.33 - $15,376  
   
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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$79,952 - $151,851  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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


Survey results suggest that Directors of Surgical Services put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Strategic Planning, Budget Management, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent, 15 percent, and 14 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Surgery and Operating Room / OR. Most people skilled in Budget Management are similarly competent in People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Surgical Services

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $104K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $112K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $111K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $117K.

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Experience Affects Director of Surgical Services Salaries


Mid-Career
up arrow 1%


National Average
$111,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Director of Surgical Services Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 24%

Budget Management
up arrow 15%

Leadership
up arrow 14%

People Management
up arrow 13%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$111,000

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 6%

Surgery
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 12%
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