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Surgical Coordinator Salary (United States)

Surgical Coordinators in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $16.92 per hour for pay. Overall cash earnings for Surgical Coordinators stretch from $27K on the lower end to $50K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $1K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by just over two-fifths. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Surgical Coordinators. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's 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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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  
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  
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 some Surgical Coordinators move into positions like Registered Nurse (where the average salary is $55K), this progression is not the norm. Becoming an Office Manager of a Medical Office or a Practice Manager is, however, a more typical career progression for Surgical Coordinators.

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Popular Skills for Surgical Coordinator

Surgical Coordinators report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Surgery, Organizing, Scheduling, and Surgical coding are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Patient Education. Most people skilled in Organizing are similarly competent in Insurance and Surgical coding. People who know Scheduling usually also know Surgical coding and Insurance.

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 $37K. Surgical Coordinators bring in $40K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $43K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just over a fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining around one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$37,000
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With a pay rate for Surgical Coordinators that is 23 percent greater than the national average, Austin offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. New York, Dallas, Philadelphia, and Boston are a few other cities that offer generous salaries, with Surgical Coordinators earning around 15 percent, 12 percent, 4 percent, and 1 percent more than average. Location significantly influences compensation, with Wilmington Surgical Coordinators earning much less — 21 percent less — than the national average. Jacksonville and Miami are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 17 percent lower and 6 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
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Surgical coding
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$37,000
Insurance
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Patient Education
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 150 votes.

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%