The larger portion of Surgery Schedulers in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $16.33 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by the company, but geography and experience level are influential factors as well. Work is enjoyable for Surgery Schedulers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$25,045 - $49,444
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$37K
$49K
MEDIAN: $37,097
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$12.86 - $21.36
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MEDIAN: $16.33
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,045 - $49,444  
   
Bonus
$249.17 - $2,044  
Profit Sharing
$1,824  
Commission
$10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$26,839 - $45,856  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.86 - $21.36  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$18.63 - $30.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$249.17 - $2,044  
   
Commission
$10,000  
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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$26,839 - $45,856  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,458

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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.

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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


Surgery Schedulers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Fortunate workers who know Surgical coding can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 21 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Oral / Verbal Communication, Patient Education, and Typing. The majority of those 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.


For Surgery Schedulers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $32K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $35K. Surgery Schedulers see a median salary of $37K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $39K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,505

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

Home to some of the best pay for Surgery Schedulers, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 23 percent above the national average. Surgery Schedulers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+15 percent), Denver (+14 percent), San Diego (+13 percent), and Portland (+9 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Erie. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in San Antonio and Louisville (10 percent lower and 9 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
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 228 votes.
034
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Surgery Scheduler Salaries




National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Surgery Scheduler Salaries

Surgical coding
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Customer Service
0%

Medical Coding
0%

National Average
$35,000

Bilingual
up arrow 7%

Billing
up arrow 10%

Phone Support
up arrow 10%

Data Entry
up arrow 10%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 13%

Patient Education
up arrow 13%

Typing
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 228 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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