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Surgical Coordinator Salary

Women comprise the majority of Surgical Coordinators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $16.88 per hour on average. In the world of Surgical Coordinators, total cash compensation can vary between $27K and $51K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $1K and $5K, respectively. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Just under a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and more than two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$31,156 - $62,637
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MEDIAN: $43,009
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$12.71 - $22.05
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,156 - $62,637  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,482  
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $4,966  
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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$27,294 - $50,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.71 - $22.05  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $33.86  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,482  
   
Profit Sharing
$244.68 - $4,966  
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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$27,294 - $50,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 678
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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 it's uncommon, some Surgical Coordinators move into roles as Registered Nurses, where pay is an average $55K per year. A more likely transition for Surgical Coordinators is Office Manager of a Medical Office or Practice Manager.

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Popular Skills for Surgical Coordinator


Survey results suggest that Surgical Coordinators use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Patient Counseling and Surgery are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent and 15 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Patient Education. Most people who know Organizing also know Insurance and Surgical coding.

Pay by Experience Level for Surgical Coordinator

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $35K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $37K. Surgical Coordinators bring in $40K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $43K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Surgical Coordinators will find that Austin offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 23 percent. Surgical Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+16 percent), Dallas (+12 percent), West Palm Beach (+9 percent), and Philadelphia (+3 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Wilmington Surgical Coordinators earning much less — 21 percent less — than the national average. Jacksonville and Miami are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 17 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Surgical Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Surgical Coordinator Salaries

Patient Counseling
up arrow 24%

Surgery
up arrow 15%

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Organizing
0%

Surgical coding
0%

National Average
$37,000

Insurance
up arrow 1%

Patient Education
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 152 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 28%