Director of Surgical Services Salary

Salaries for Directors of Surgical Services in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($116K) per year. Total cash earnings of Directors of Surgical Services range from $81K on the low end to $159K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $18K and $20K, respectively. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a fair number get vision benefits. There are far more female Directors of Surgical Services who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 82 percent. The majority of Directors of Surgical Services claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$83,383 - $161,926
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MEDIAN: $116,102
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$29.95 - $71.50
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$0$163K
Salary $83,383 - $161,926
Bonus $1,021 - $18,665
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $19,392
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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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$81,971 - $163,247
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 277
Hourly Data $0$71
Hourly Rate $29.95 - $71.50
Overtime $45.68
Annual Data $0$163K
Bonus $1,021 - $18,665
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $19,392
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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$81,971 - $163,247
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 30

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Job Description for Director of Surgical Services

Directors of surgical services are responsible for directing all surgical services, such as procedures, signing documents, arranging payments, and providing accurate data regarding surgeries for their institutions, as well as coordinating a group of professionals to complete surgery organization tasks and provide necessary information to schedule surgeries. They also facilitate paperwork and explain legal details as well as risks during surgeries and must follow strict confidentiality regulations at all times to prevent identity theft incidents.

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Director of Surgical Services Tasks

  • Provide leadership to designated patient care and service areas, including oversight of staff, budget and quality issues.
  • Determine and assign the appropriate level of staffing required to meet patient needs.
  • Analyze service trends and develop department objectives for each specific surgery area.

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Popular Skills for Director of Surgical Services


Survey results show that Directors of Surgical Services use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Strategic Planning, Budget Management, Leadership, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 7 percent. Those listing Operating Room / OR and Surgery as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people familiar with Operations Management also know Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director of Surgical Services

Pay by Experience for a Director of Surgical Services has a positive trend. An entry-level Director of Surgical Services with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 42 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director of Surgical Services with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $117,000 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Director of Surgical Services which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $116,000 based on 123 salaries. A Director of Surgical Services with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $121,000 based on 102 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $117,108

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

For those looking to make money, Directors of Surgical Services in Tampa enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Directors of Surgical Services will also find cushy salaries in Las Vegas (+1 percent). With compensation 8 percent below the national average, Houston is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 7 percent less in San Antonio and 2 percent less in Cleveland, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Director of Surgical Services

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
38%
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Experience Affects Director of Surgical Services Salaries

▲4%

▼0%

National Average
$117,000

▼1%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Director of Surgical Services Salaries



▲3%


Operations Management
▼0%

National Average
$117,000

Surgery
▼18%

Operating Room / OR
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 11%
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