Medical Scheduler Salary

Most Medical Schedulers in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $14.31 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. For the most part, Medical Schedulers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$26,426 - $45,119
$26K
$34K
$45K
MEDIAN: $33,823
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$11.07 - $18.06
$11
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MEDIAN: $14.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,426 - $45,119  
   
Bonus
$123.29 - $4,055  
Profit Sharing
$406.95  
Total Pay (?
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$23,319 - $38,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $18.06  
   
Overtime
$16.85 - $27.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$123.29 - $4,055  
   
Profit Sharing
$406.95  
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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$23,319 - $38,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 617

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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

  • 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.
  • Explain objectives and procedures to interviewees, or forward questions to appropriate physician or staff member.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Medical Scheduler


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Although it's unusual, some Medical Schedulers transition into jobs as Surgery Schedulers. The latter group reports earning a slightly lower median of $34K per year, though.

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Popular Skills for Medical Scheduler


Survey results show that Medical Schedulers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Medical Coding and Medical Records are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent and 13 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include insurance verification. Most people skilled in Customer Service are similarly competent in Phone Support.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Scheduler

Pay by Experience for a Medical Scheduler has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Scheduler with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 419 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Scheduler with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 201 salaries. An experienced Medical Scheduler which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 150 salaries. A Medical Scheduler with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 36 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,215

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

For those looking to make money, Medical Schedulers in Denver enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 17 percent above the national average. Medical Schedulers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+16 percent), New York (+15 percent), Dallas (+9 percent), and Phoenix (+4 percent). Trailing the national average by 14 percent, McKinney is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Orlando (8 percent lower) and Louisville (7 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Medical Scheduler

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Medical Scheduler Salaries

▲11%

▲7%

▲3%

National Average
$30,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Medical Scheduler Salaries

Medical Coding
▲25%

Medical Records
▲13%


▲2%

Scheduling
▼0%

National Average
$30,000




▼2%

insurance verification
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 18%