Surgical Coordinator Salary (United States)

Women make up the vast majority of Surgical Coordinators in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $16.92 per hour. Compensation generally starts at $12.69 per hour and does not exceed $22.01. Overall cash allowance—including $1,468 bonuses and $4,932 profit sharing proceeds—ranges between $30,403 and $60,268. Residency and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, 27 percent are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by 45 percent. Most Surgical Coordinators like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Surgical Coordinator Salary (?
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$30,403 - $60,268
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MEDIAN: $41,584
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Surgical Coordinator Salary (?
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$12.69 - $22.01
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,403 - $60,268  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,468  
Profit Sharing
$245.34 - $4,932  
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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$27,152 - $50,336  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 128
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.69 - $22.01  
   
Overtime
$15.94 - $33.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,468  
   
Profit Sharing
$245.34 - $4,932  
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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$27,152 - $50,336  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 649
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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 who become Registered Nurses earn an extra $17,782 per year. More commonly, Surgical Coordinators become Office Manager, Medical Offices or Practice Managers.

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Popular Skills for Surgical Coordinator

Surgical Coordinators report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Those who have experience with Surgery can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 15 percent more than the national average, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Patient Education. Skill sets containing Scheduling also tend to include Surgical coding and Insurance. It is often found that people who know Organizing are also skilled 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.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. At career start, salaries are typically $35K, which grows to $37K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $39,893. Wages do not stop growing after 20 years on the job but they do accelerate at a slower rate, and Surgical Coordinators tend to earn $42K at this point in time. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 23 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 2 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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$37,000
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For Surgical Coordinators, working in the bustling city of Austin has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Surgical Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+15 percent), Dallas (+12 percent), Philadelphia (+4 percent), and Boston (+1 percent). Surgical Coordinators' salaries are heavily influenced by location—Surgical Coordinators in Wilmington bring in salaries that are 21 percent lower than the national average. Workers in Jacksonville and Miami earn less than others in this profession; their -17 percent and -6 percent-salaries fall short of the national average.

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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
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Surgical coding
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National Average
$37,000
Insurance
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Patient Education
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 27%
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