Surgical Coordinator Salary

Most Surgical Coordinators in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $16.97 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by just over two-fifths. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$31,015 - $61,026
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$31K
$43K
$61K
MEDIAN: $43,212
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$12.93 - $21.98
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,015 - $61,026  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,477  
Profit Sharing
$252.83 - $2,100  
Total Pay (?
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$27,810 - $50,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.93 - $21.98  
   
Overtime
$14.81 - $33.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,477  
   
Profit Sharing
$252.83 - $2,100  
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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$27,810 - $50,471  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 720

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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 some Surgical Coordinators move into positions like Registered Nurse (where the average salary is $55K), this progression is not the norm. However, it's more common for Surgical Coordinators to move into roles as Office Managers of 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. Most notably, skills in Surgery, Scheduling, Organizing, and Surgical coding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Electronic Medical Records, Patient Counseling, and Patient Education. For most people, competency in Organizing indicates knowledge of 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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $35K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $38K. Surgical Coordinators see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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


For Surgical Coordinators, Austin provides a pay rate that is 22 percent greater than the national average. Surgical Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+13 percent), West Palm Beach (+13 percent), Dallas (+12 percent), and Cincinnati (+8 percent). Surgical Coordinators in Wilmington take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 22 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 16 percent less in Jacksonville and 7 percent less in Miami, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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
up arrow 2%

Patient Education
up arrow 7%

Patient Counseling
up arrow 8%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 162 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 29%