Surgery Scheduler Salary

Most Surgery Schedulers in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $15.63 per hour. Total incomes of Surgery Schedulers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $1K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $26K and $43K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Work is enjoyable for Surgery Schedulers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$26,365 - $46,358
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$26K
$35K
$46K
MEDIAN: $35,347
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$12.39 - $19.98
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,365 - $46,358  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $995  
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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$25,998 - $42,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$12.39 - $19.98  
   
Overtime
$13.94 - $29.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $995  
   
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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$25,998 - $42,999  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,391
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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 advance into a slightly higher-paying Office Manager of a Medical Office position. Average compensation for Office Managers of Medical Offices is $37K.

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Popular Skills for Surgery Scheduler


Surgery Schedulers report using a wide range of professional skills. 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 26 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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.


For Surgery Schedulers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $31K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $34K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Surgery Schedulers make a median salary of $36K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $37K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Surgery Schedulers, Chicago offers exceptional salaries, 20 percent above the national average. Surgery Schedulers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+16 percent), Philadelphia (+14 percent), Portland (+13 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Erie is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent.

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%

Medical Records
up arrow 26%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Insurance
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 2%

Billing
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 275 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
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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