Surgical Coordinator Salary

The larger portion of Surgical Coordinators in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $17.09 per hour. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Approximately one-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and more than two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,581 - $62,484
(Median)
$31K
$44K
$62K
MEDIAN: $43,811
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$13.41 - $22.25
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,581 - $62,484  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,745  
Profit Sharing
$325.00  
Commission
$4,069  
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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$28,471 - $51,245  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 195
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.41 - $22.25  
   
Overtime
$17.81 - $33.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,745  
   
Commission
$4,069  
Profit Sharing
$325.00  
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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$28,471 - $51,245  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 929
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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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Surgical Coordinators who advance into the role of a Registered Nurse are fairly uncommon. Registered Nurses on average earn $55K per year. A more common career path for Surgical Coordinators is stepping into the role of Office Manager of a Medical Office or Practice Manager.

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Popular Skills for Surgical Coordinator


Surgical Coordinators report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Surgery, Electronic Medical Records, Patient Counseling, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Medical Terminology, Patient Education, and Customer Service. Those proficient in Organizing are, more often than not, also skilled in Insurance.

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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $35K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $38K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Surgical Coordinators make a median salary of $40K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $43K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,367

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Surgical Coordinators, New York provides a pay rate that is 18 percent greater than the national average. Surgical Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Austin (+11 percent), Dallas (+9 percent), Cincinnati (+7 percent), and West Palm Beach (+6 percent). San Antonio ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 19 percent below the national average. Employers in Jacksonville and Miami also lean toward paying below-median salaries (17 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Surgical Coordinator Reviews

What is it like working as a Surgical Coordinator?

Surgical Coordinator in Charleston:
"Your Ally Throughout Surgery."
Pros: I love to help patients feel comfortable and get excited about having surgery. I like to be there for them, and get to know them.
Cons: Making sure that I have enough time to get tasks complete. Feeling like I have to hurry so I don't get any over time.

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Experience Affects Surgical Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Surgical Coordinator Salaries

Surgery
up arrow 14%

Patient Counseling
up arrow 1%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
0%

Organizing
0%

Surgical coding
0%

National Average
$37,000

Insurance
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Patient Education
up arrow 7%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 188 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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