Medical Scheduler Salary (United States)

Most Medical Schedulers in the United States are women. The work force as a whole earns a median of approximately $13.54 per hour. The top of the range reaches $17.71, and the bottom approaches $10.29 per hour. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, 20 percent are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by most and dental insurance is reported by more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Medical Schedulers. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Medical Scheduler Salary (?
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$24,558 - $41,293
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MEDIAN: $32,928
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Medical Scheduler Salary (?
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$10.29 - $17.71
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$24,558 - $41,293  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $964  
Total Pay (?
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$21,880 - $38,175  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.29 - $17.71  
   
Overtime
$12.56 - $26.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $964  
   
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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$21,880 - $38,175  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 610
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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

Medical Schedulers note just a narrow range of job skills. Typing is considered a valuable skill and can increase employee pay by 3 percent. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled in Phone Support.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Scheduler

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In most cases, Medical Schedulers can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. New Medical Schedulers earn approximately $27K, only slightly increasing to $29K after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $33K. Wages do not stop growing after 20 years on the job but they do accelerate at a slower rate, and Medical Schedulers tend to earn $35K at this point in time. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 21 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 6 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 5 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; more than half of respondents fall in this range.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$29,000
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For those looking to make money, Medical Schedulers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 28 percent above the national average. Medical Schedulers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+17 percent) and Dallas (+9 percent). Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Louisville.

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Experience Affects Medical Scheduler Salaries

National Average
$29,000

Skills That Affect Medical Scheduler Salaries

Typing
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National Average
$29,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 20%
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