Surgical Coordinator Salary

Women comprise the majority of Surgical Coordinators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $17.04 per hour on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Although a majority have medical coverage and just over two-fifths have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Surgical Coordinators. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,430 - $62,033
(Median)
$30K
$43K
$62K
MEDIAN: $43,464
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$12.98 - $22.12
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$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,430 - $62,033  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,529  
Profit Sharing
$251.39 - $1,179  
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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$27,756 - $50,622  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 156
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.98 - $22.12  
   
Overtime
$16.50 - $33.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,529  
   
Profit Sharing
$251.39 - $1,179  
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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$27,756 - $50,622  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 768
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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 Surgical Coordinators do not often become Registered Nurses, the job pays $55K per year on average. 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


Survey results imply that Surgical Coordinators put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Surgery, Surgical coding, Organizing, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $35K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $38K. Surgical Coordinators see a median salary of $40K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Surgical Coordinators who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $42K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surgical Coordinators will find that Austin offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 20 percent. Surgical Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+16 percent), Dallas (+11 percent), West Palm Beach (+9 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. San Antonio and Jacksonville are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 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
0%

National Average
$37,000

Insurance
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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 161 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
23%
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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