Surgical Coordinator Salary

Women comprise the majority of Surgical Coordinators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $17.08 per hour on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by just over two-fifths. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,806 - $61,600

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$13.13 - $22.08

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,806 - $61,600  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,503  
Profit Sharing
$247.17 - $850  
Total Pay (?
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$28,074 - $50,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 161
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.13 - $22.08  
   
Overtime
$16.31 - $33.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,503  
   
Profit Sharing
$247.17 - $850  
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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$28,074 - $50,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 777
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Job Description for Surgical Coordinator

Surgical coordinators are responsible for all aspects of pre-operation activities for their medical facility. This work typically includes following a patient through many stages of preparatory work. Once a patient’s surgical needs have been identified, surgical coordinators work with their facility to secure a surgical schedule for the patient. They ensure that any necessary administrative clearance for the surgery to proceed is obtained. Additionally, surgical coordinators work with the patient’s insurance company to obtain all necessary documents and authorization for payment; they also work directly with the patient, answering questions, confirming the schedule, and determining payment methods. Surgical coordinators also maintain the surgeons’ schedules.

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Surgical Coordinator Tasks

  • Ensure all preoperative testing is scheduled
  • Complete preoperative paperwork and obtain patient signatures
  • Set surgery dates with patients that fit within doctor’s schedule.
  • Prepare information for patient

Common Career Paths for Surgical Coordinator


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Though not the most common occurrence, Surgical Coordinators sometimes become Registered Nurses, where the average income is $55K per year. More commonly, Surgical Coordinators become Office Managers of Medical Offices or Practice Managers.

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Popular Skills for Surgical Coordinator


Surgical Coordinators generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Surgery, Surgical coding, Organizing, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Electronic Medical Records and Patient Education. Those educated in Organizing tend to be well versed in Insurance and Surgical coding.

Pay by Experience Level for Surgical Coordinator

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


For many Surgical Coordinators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $35K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $38K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Surgical Coordinators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $40K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $42K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Surgical Coordinators that is 16 percent greater than the national average, Austin offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Surgical Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+15 percent), Dallas (+10 percent), West Palm Beach (+8 percent), and Cincinnati (+7 percent). Surgical Coordinators in Wilmington make 24 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers in San Antonio and Jacksonville also lean toward paying below-median salaries (19 percent lower and 17 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Surgical Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Surgical Coordinator Salaries

Surgery
up arrow 14%

Organizing
0%

Surgical coding
0%

National Average
$37,000

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Insurance
up arrow 1%

Patient Counseling
up arrow 2%

Patient Education
up arrow 7%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 160 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 29%
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