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Surgery Scheduler Salary

Women account for the majority of Surgery Schedulers in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $15.60 per hour. 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. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the greater part have dental coverage, nearly one in five claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction for Surgery Schedulers is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$26,597 - $46,422
(Median)
$27K
$35K
$46K
MEDIAN: $35,436
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$12.37 - $19.96
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$12
$16
$20
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,597 - $46,422  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $991  
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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$25,972 - $42,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 153
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $19.96  
   
Overtime
$14.02 - $29.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $991  
   
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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$25,972 - $42,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,331

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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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Many Surgery Schedulers move into Office Manager of a Medical Office roles, in which average pay is a slightly higher $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 35 percent and 26 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Billing and Customer Service. Most people who know Insurance also know 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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Surgery Schedulers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $31K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $34K. For Surgery Schedulers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $36K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $37K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Surgery Schedulers in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Surgery Schedulers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+21 percent), Philadelphia (+14 percent), Portland (+13 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Erie.

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 35%

Surgical coding
up arrow 26%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Insurance
up arrow 2%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$33,000

Medical Coding
up arrow 1%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Billing
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 269 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 20%
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