Women account for the majority of Outpatient Surgery Schedulers in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $16.14 per hour. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, close to a fifth claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Outpatient Surgery Schedulers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$34,604 - $42,500
(Median)
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$36K
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MEDIAN: $35,842
50%

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$11.92 - $20.58
(Median)
$12
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$35,843  
   
Bonus
$900  
Total Pay (?
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$25,213 - $42,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $20.58  
   
Overtime
$26.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$900  
   
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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$25,213 - $42,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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Job Description for Outpatient Surgery Scheduler

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Outpatient Surgery Scheduler


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Many Outpatient Surgery Schedulers move into a Surgery Scheduler role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Surgery Schedulers on average bring in a similar salary to Outpatient Surgery Schedulers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Outpatient Surgery Scheduler

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


The average inexperienced worker earns $31K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $33K. Outpatient Surgery Schedulers bring in $37K after working for 10 to 20 years. Outpatient Surgery Schedulers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Outpatient Surgery Scheduler Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Outpatient Surgery Scheduler Salaries

Scheduling
up arrow 9%

National Average
$34,000

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 8%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 9%

Insurance
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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