Surgery Scheduler Salary

Most Surgery Schedulers in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $15.78 per hour. Total cash earnings of Surgery Schedulers range from $26K on the low end to $43K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $1K and $4K, respectively. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one-half. For the most part, Surgery Schedulers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$26,685 - $48,755
(Median)
$27K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $35,951
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$12.49 - $20.29
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,685 - $48,755  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $3,817  
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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$26,189 - $43,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$12.49 - $20.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$14.06 - $29.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
   
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $3,817  
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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$26,189 - $43,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,716
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Job Description for Surgery Scheduler

Surgery schedulers oversee the administrative operations of a surgical theater. For many surgery schedulers, their duties involve making appointments, changing appointments, and canceling appointments. Additionally, they are responsible for payments and insurance processing. These professionals often work in an hospital or clinic environment, and they are expected to work well in stressful situations and display a high degree of efficiency at all times.

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Surgery Scheduler Tasks

  • Coordinate surgery procedures, surgeons, and equipment.
  • Perform clerical duties such as answering phones, maintaining records and accounts, and greeting patients.
  • Schedule surgical procedures by phone or in person.

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Surgery Schedulers who become Office Managers of Medical Offices position may earn slightly higher salaries. The median income for that position is $37K per year.

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Popular Skills for Surgery Scheduler


Survey results suggest that Surgery Schedulers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Fortunate workers who know Surgical coding command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Billing, Bilingual, and Medical Records. Those proficient in Insurance are, more often than not, also skilled in Electronic Medical Records (EMR).

Pay by Experience Level for Surgery Scheduler

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $31K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $34K. Surgery Schedulers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $36K. Surgery Schedulers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $37K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,489

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

San Diego offers some of the highest pay in the country for Surgery Schedulers, 15 percent above the national average. Surgery Schedulers will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), Portland (+12 percent), and Atlanta (+9 percent). With compensation 12 percent below the national average, Orlando is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

Surgery Scheduler Reviews

What is it like working as a Surgery Scheduler?

Surgery Scheduler in Portsmouth:
"Exciting."
Pros: I enjoy learning new things, learning how procedures work, especially hands-on. I love being organized and working with my team to make things operate smoothly. I take great pride in helping my patients to feel better.
Cons: Rude people even when I continue to be kind.

Surgery Scheduler in Louisville:
"Rewarding, Detailed Oriented, Very Stressful."
Pros: The doctors, staff and patients.
Cons: Sitting on hold forever waiting for insurance companies to answer the phone to help with pre-certifications and benefits/eligibility.

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Experience Affects Surgery Scheduler Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Surgery Scheduler Salaries

Surgical coding
up arrow 25%

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Insurance
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
0%

Medical Terminology
0%

National Average
$33,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 1%

Medical Records
up arrow 3%

Bilingual
up arrow 4%

Billing
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 306 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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