Women comprise the majority of Surgery Schedulers in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $16.27 per hour on average. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the particular firm, though the particular city and experience level have a (lesser) impact as well. The majority of Surgery Schedulers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,080 - $49,474
(Median)
$24K
$37K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,825
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$12.88 - $21.22
(Median)
$13
$16
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,080 - $49,474  
   
Bonus
$244.68 - $2,046  
Profit Sharing
$1,824  
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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$26,863 - $45,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.88 - $21.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$18.35 - $30.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$244.68 - $2,046  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,824  
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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$26,863 - $45,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,442
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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 may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Office Manager of a Medical Office. Office Managers of Medical Offices on average make about as much as Surgery Schedulers do.

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Popular Skills for Surgery Scheduler


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Fortunate workers who know Surgical coding command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Typing. Most people skilled in Insurance are similarly competent 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.


For Surgery Schedulers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $32K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $35K. Surgery Schedulers bring in $37K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $39K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,398

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

Surgery Schedulers will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 18 percent. Surgery Schedulers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+16 percent), Denver (+14 percent), Philadelphia (+14 percent), and San Diego (+13 percent). Erie ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Louisville (10 percent lower) and Cincinnati (9 percent lower).

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
$34,000


Skills That Affect Surgery Scheduler Salaries

Surgical coding
up arrow 22%

Medical Records
up arrow 3%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%

Insurance
0%

Customer Service
0%

Medical Coding
0%

National Average
$34,000

Bilingual
up arrow 6%

Data Entry
up arrow 9%

Phone Support
up arrow 9%

Billing
up arrow 10%

Typing
up arrow 12%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 222 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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