Surgery Scheduler Salary

Most Surgery Schedulers in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $15.78 per hour. Cash earnings for Surgery Schedulers — including $1K in bonuses and $4K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $26K to $43K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. Most Surgery Schedulers 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
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$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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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.

Common Career Paths for Surgery Scheduler


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Surgery Schedulers who transition into new roles such as Office Manager of a Medical Office may see a slight upturn in salary. The average Office Manager of a Medical Office earns $37K per year.

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Popular Skills for Surgery Scheduler


Surgery Schedulers seem to require a number of specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Surgical coding can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $31K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $34K. For Surgery Schedulers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $36K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $37K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $33,489

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

With a pay rate for Surgery Schedulers that is 15 percent greater than the national average, San Diego offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Surgery Schedulers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Philadelphia (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), Portland (+12 percent), and Atlanta (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Orlando, which sits 12 percent below the national average.

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
up arrow 1%

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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