Surgery Scheduler Salary

The larger portion of Surgery Schedulers in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $15.59 per hour. In the world of Surgery Schedulers, overall income ranges from $26K near the bottom to $43K at the top; this can include more than $1K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Although nearly one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$26,633 - $46,487
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$27K
$36K
$46K
MEDIAN: $35,773
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$12.37 - $19.94
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,633 - $46,487  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $994  
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $4,872  
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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$25,999 - $42,918  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $19.94  
   
Overtime
$13.98 - $29.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $994  
   
Profit Sharing
$202.73 - $4,872  
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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$25,999 - $42,918  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,294

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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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It doesn't happen often, but some Surgery Schedulers do move on to become Office Managers of Medical Offices. The average pay for that role is slightly higher at $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 35 percent and 26 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Billing. It is often found that people who know Insurance are also skilled in Electronic Medical Records (EMR).

Pay by Experience Level for Surgery Scheduler

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


Surgery Schedulers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $31K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $34K. On average, Surgery Schedulers make $36K following one to two decades on the job. Surgery Schedulers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $37K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Surgery Schedulers, working in the bustling city of Chicago has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. 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 17 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Louisville (12 percent less) and Dayton (1 percent less).

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 35%

Surgical coding
up arrow 26%

Scheduling
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Insurance
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%

Medical Coding
0%

National Average
$33,000

Medical Terminology
up arrow 2%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Billing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 267 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 20%