Surgical Coordinator Salary

Most Surgical Coordinators in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $17.06 per hour. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a majority have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. Most Surgical Coordinators report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,681 - $62,033
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$31K
$43K
$62K
MEDIAN: $43,464
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$13.03 - $22.09
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,681 - $62,033  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,524  
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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$27,883 - $50,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.03 - $22.09  
   
Overtime
$16.18 - $33.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,524  
   
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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$27,883 - $50,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 766
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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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While not commonly seen, Surgical Coordinators who transition into a Registered Nurse position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Registered Nurses is $55K per year. More often, however, Surgical Coordinators go on to become Office Managers of Medical Offices or Practice Managers.

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Popular Skills for Surgical Coordinator


Surgical Coordinators report using a wide range of professional skills. 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. Most people experienced in 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.


Surgical Coordinators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $35K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $38K. Surgical Coordinators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $40K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $42K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surgical Coordinators will find that Austin offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 19 percent. Surgical Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+16 percent), Dallas (+11 percent), West Palm Beach (+8 percent), and Cincinnati (+7 percent). Surgical Coordinators in Wilmington make 23 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in San Antonio and Jacksonville (19 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Surgical Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Surgical Coordinator Salaries

Surgery
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Scheduling
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Organizing
0%

Surgical coding
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National Average
$37,000

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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