Surgery Scheduler Salary

Surgery Schedulers in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $16.43 per hour. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though geography and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Surgery Schedulers. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$25,458 - $49,560
$25K
$38K
$50K
MEDIAN: $37,587
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$12.97 - $21.26
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MEDIAN: $16.43
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$0$49K
Salary $25,458 - $49,560
Bonus $201.34 - $2,047
Profit Sharing $1,761
Commission $11,000
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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$27,104 - $46,013
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 119
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $12.97 - $21.26
Overtime $18.09 - $30.76
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $201.34 - $2,047
Commission $11,000
Profit Sharing $1,761
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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$27,104 - $46,013
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,531

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Surgery Scheduler


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As Surgery Schedulers transition into upper-level roles like Office Managers of Medical Offices, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Office Managers of Medical Offices earn the same amount as Surgery Schedulers on average.

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Popular Skills for Surgery Scheduler


Survey results imply that Surgery Schedulers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Fortunate workers who know Surgical coding can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Oral / Verbal Communication, Patient Education, and Typing. It is often found that people who know Insurance are also skilled in Electronic Medical Records (EMR).

Pay by Experience Level for Surgery Scheduler

Pay by Experience for a Surgery Scheduler has a positive trend. An entry-level Surgery Scheduler with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 735 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Surgery Scheduler with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 492 salaries. An experienced Surgery Scheduler which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 479 salaries. A Surgery Scheduler with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 167 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,803

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

With a pay rate for Surgery Schedulers that is 22 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Surgery Schedulers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+14 percent), San Diego (+12 percent), Portland (+7 percent), and Denver (+5 percent). Cincinnati is the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average. Employers in Erie and Louisville also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Surgery Scheduler Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Surgery Scheduler

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 254 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Surgery Scheduler Salaries

▲11%

▲7%

▼0%

National Average
$35,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Surgery Scheduler Salaries

Surgical coding
▲20%



▼0%

Customer Service
▼0%

▼0%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼0%

National Average
$35,000

Medical Coding
▼1%

Bilingual
▼7%

General Surgery
▼10%

Phone Support
▼10%

Billing
▼11%

Typing
▼13%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼14%

Patient Education
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 254 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 18%
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