Medical Scheduler Salary

Medical Schedulers in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $14.43 per hour for pay. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Roughly a fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$24,932 - $42,048
$25K
$34K
$42K
MEDIAN: $33,806
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$11.36 - $18.02
$11
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $14.44
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$0$42K
Salary $24,932 - $42,048
Bonus $1.90 - $2,000
Profit Sharing $550
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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$23,843 - $38,603
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 57
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $11.36 - $18.02
Overtime $17.48 - $29.14
Annual Data $0$38K
Bonus $1.90 - $2,000
Profit Sharing $550
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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$23,843 - $38,603
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 668

Job Description for Medical Scheduler

Medical schedulers hold specialized positions in the administrative staff of a hospital, clinic, or other medical setting. Typical daily duties performed by medical schedulers include handling e-mail and phone correspondence, collecting basic patient information, and scheduling appointments. As they often serve as the initial contact with the patient, excellent customer service skills are necessary for medical schedulers; they must be able to address patients' concerns and collect or update account information as necessary. In some settings, medical schedulers are also responsible for determining the proper amount of staff needed for daily operations. After the patient has visited their doctor, the schedulers are responsible for planning needed follow-up calls or appointments. Certain labs and tests such as X-rays and CT scans may need to be scheduled for the patient, as well as future appointments.

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Medical Scheduler Tasks

  • Interview patients to complete documents, case histories, and forms such as intake and insurance forms.
  • Schedule, confirm and maintain patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries and medical consultations for a specific department.
  • Explain objectives and procedures to interviewees, or forward questions to appropriate physician or staff member.
  • Ensure payment for services by verifying benefits with the person's insurance provider or working out financing options.
  • Review, analyze and forecast cancellations, double bookings or changes in schedules.

Common Career Paths for Medical Scheduler


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Many Medical Schedulers advance their careers by becoming Surgery Schedulers, who report a slightly higher median income of $34K.

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Popular Skills for Medical Scheduler


Survey results suggest that Medical Schedulers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Medical Coding and Medical Records are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 24 percent and 12 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include insurance verification. It is often found that people who know Customer Service are also skilled in Phone Support.

Pay by Experience Level for Medical Scheduler

Pay by Experience for a Medical Scheduler has a positive trend. An entry-level Medical Scheduler with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 419 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Medical Scheduler with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 201 salaries. An experienced Medical Scheduler which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 150 salaries. A Medical Scheduler with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 36 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,544

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

Home to some of the best pay for Medical Schedulers, Denver offers exceptional salaries, 16 percent above the national average. Medical Schedulers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+15 percent), New York (+14 percent), Dallas (+8 percent), and Phoenix (+3 percent). McKinney is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average. Employers in Orlando and Louisville also lean toward paying below-median salaries (8 percent less).

Medical Scheduler Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Medical Scheduler?

Medical Scheduler in St. Louis:
Pros: I LIKE THE PEOPLE THAT I WORK WITH, AND THAT WE HELP EVERYONE WHO WALKS IN THROUGH OUR DOOR.
Cons: I FEEL AS THOUGH THAT THERE COULD BE MORE TEAM WORK INVOLVED ON EVERYONES PART.

Medical Scheduler in Riverside:
"Interesting."
Pros: I help people land medical jobs.
Cons: Office conditions, stress level.

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Key Stats for Medical Scheduler

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Medical Scheduler Salaries

▲10%

▲6%

▲2%

National Average
$31,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Medical Scheduler Salaries

Medical Coding
▲24%

Medical Records
▲12%


▲1%

National Average
$31,000

Scheduling
▼1%




▼3%

insurance verification
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 19%