Surgery Scheduler Salary

Women account for the majority of Surgery Schedulers in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $15.65 per hour. Cash earnings for Surgery Schedulers — including $1K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $26K to $43K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$26,432 - $46,579
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$26K
$35K
$47K
MEDIAN: $35,483
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$12.41 - $20.04
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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
$26,432 - $46,579  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $996  
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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$26,035 - $43,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$12.41 - $20.04  
   
Overtime
$13.88 - $29.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $996  
   
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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$26,035 - $43,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,398
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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 transition into upper-level Office Manager of a Medical Office positions. Office Managers of Medical Offices earn a median of $37K per year.

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Popular Skills for Surgery Scheduler


Surgery Schedulers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Billing. Most people familiar with Electronic Medical Records also know Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Surgery Scheduler

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $31K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $34K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $36K in this role. 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 $37K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Chicago is home to an above-average pay rate for Surgery Schedulers, 20 percent higher than the national average. Surgery Schedulers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+16 percent), Portland (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Philadelphia (+9 percent). Erie is the lowest-paying area, 18 percent south of the national average.

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%

Billing
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 276 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: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 20%
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