Surgery Scheduler Salary

Women comprise the majority of Surgery Schedulers in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $15.66 per hour on average. Cash earnings for Surgery Schedulers — which occasionally include more than $1K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing — stretch from around $26K to approximately $43K. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Surgery Schedulers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$26,496 - $46,828

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$12.43 - $20.04

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,496 - $46,828  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $4,848  
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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$26,083 - $43,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 161
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Hourly Rate
$12.43 - $20.04  
   
Overtime
$13.94 - $29.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $993  
   
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $4,848  
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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$26,083 - $43,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,420
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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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It doesn't happen often, but some Surgery Schedulers do move on to become Office Managers of Medical Offices. The average pay for that role is slightly higher at $37K per year.

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Popular Skills for Surgery Scheduler


Surgery Schedulers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Medical Records and Surgical coding are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent and 25 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Billing and Bilingual. For most people, competency in Insurance indicates knowledge of Electronic Medical Records (EMR).

Pay by Experience Level for Surgery Scheduler

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


For Surgery Schedulers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Surgery Schedulers make a median salary 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


Surgery Schedulers will find that Chicago offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 20 percent. Surgery Schedulers will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+17 percent), Philadelphia (+14 percent), Portland (+13 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 18 percent, Erie is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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

Medical Records
up arrow 26%

Surgical coding
up arrow 25%

Insurance
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%

Medical Terminology
0%

National Average
$33,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Bilingual
up arrow 3%

Billing
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 278 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 20%
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