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Medical Scheduler Salary

Most Medical Schedulers in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $13.66 per hour. Pay ranges from $10.45 per hour on the low end to $17.72 on the high end. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Work is enjoyable for Medical Schedulers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,405 - $41,606
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$23K
$32K
$42K
MEDIAN: $32,351
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$10.45 - $17.72
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$23,405 - $41,606  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $975  
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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$22,115 - $38,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.45 - $17.72  
   
Overtime
$12.28 - $27.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $975  
   
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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$22,115 - $38,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 657

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Job Description for Medical Scheduler

Medical schedulers hold specialized positions in the administrative staff of a hospital, clinic, or other medical setting. Typical daily duties performed by medical schedulers include handling e-mail and phone correspondence, collecting basic patient information, and scheduling appointments. As they often serve as the initial contact with the patient, excellent customer service skills are necessary for medical schedulers; they must be able to address patients' concerns and collect or update account information as necessary. In some settings, medical schedulers are also responsible for determining the proper amount of staff needed for daily operations. After the patient has visited their doctor, the schedulers are responsible for planning needed follow-up calls or appointments. Certain labs and tests such as X-rays and CT scans may need to be scheduled for the patient, as well as future appointments.

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Medical Scheduler Tasks

  • Ensure payment for services by verifying benefits with the person's insurance provider or working out financing options.
  • Review, analyze and forecast cancellations, double bookings or changes in schedules.
  • Explain objectives and procedures to interviewees, or forward questions to appropriate physician or staff member.
  • Interview patients to complete documents, case histories, and forms such as intake and insurance forms.
  • Schedule, confirm and maintain patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries and medical consultations for a specific department.

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Popular Skills for Medical Scheduler


Typical Medical Schedulers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Phone Support, Typing, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Medical Records. Most people who know Customer Service also know Phone Support.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Scheduler

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced worker earns $27K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $30K. Medical Schedulers bring in $32K after working for 10 to 20 years. After two decades in the workforce, the average Medical Scheduler generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $36K.

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Experience Affects Medical Scheduler Salaries




National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Medical Scheduler Salaries

Scheduling
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Phone Support
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Typing
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Customer Service
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National Average
$29,000

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 19%
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