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Surgery Scheduler Salary

Surgery Schedulers in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $15.56 per hour for pay. 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. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction for Surgery Schedulers is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$26,575 - $46,375
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$27K
$35K
$46K
MEDIAN: $35,453
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$12.34 - $19.85
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,575 - $46,375  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $996  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $4,894  
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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$25,961 - $42,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$12.34 - $19.85  
   
Overtime
$13.98 - $29.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $996  
   
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $4,894  
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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$25,961 - $42,752  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,206
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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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Surgery Schedulers often end up in upper-level roles like Office Manager of a Medical Office. Office Managers of Medical Offices bring home $37K annually on average.

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Popular Skills for Surgery Scheduler


Survey results suggest that Surgery Schedulers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Fortunate workers who know Surgical coding command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 26 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Billing and Medical Terminology. Most people who know 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. The average beginner in this position makes around $31K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $34K. Surgery Schedulers bring in $36K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $37K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Surgery Schedulers in Chicago enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Surgery Schedulers will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+18 percent), Philadelphia (+18 percent), Portland (+13 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 16 percent, Erie is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Louisville and Indianapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (14 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

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

Surgical coding
up arrow 26%

Insurance
up arrow 3%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%

Medical Coding
0%

National Average
$33,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 3%

Billing
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 240 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 20%