Surgery Scheduler Salary
|Salary||$26,274 - $49,515|
|Bonus||$200.89 - $2,046|
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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).)
|$27,220 - $46,170|
|Hourly Rate||$13.01 - $21.29|
|Overtime||$18.00 - $31.49|
|Bonus||$200.89 - $2,046|
|Total Pay (||$27,220 - $46,170|
Job Description for Surgery Scheduler
Surgery schedulers oversee the administrative operations of a surgical theater. For many surgery schedulers, their duties involve making appointments, changing appointments, and canceling appointments. Additionally, they are responsible for payments and insurance processing. These professionals often work in an hospital or clinic environment, and they are expected to work well in stressful situations and display a high degree of efficiency at all times.Read More...
At a hospital or clinic, surgery schedulers may work in an office with other administrative staff; however, they are more likely to work at a front desk where they are able to interact with patients face to face. Surgery schedulers are expected to work in close contact with surgeons and doctors to manage their organization's or department's surgery. Due to the need for surgery schedulers to interact with the public and with co-workers, many employers prefer applicants with excellent interpersonal communication skills.
In terms of qualifications, employers look for surgery schedulers with a high school diploma or equivalent, as well as relevant experience in the field. This experience may include administrative medical experience of any kind, including prior work specifically as a surgery scheduler.
Many surgery schedulers work first or second shift; however, some work during third shift. While it is true that a hospital remains open around the clock, the bulk of all surgical operations occur during business hours. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Surgery Scheduler Tasks
- Schedule surgical procedures by phone or in person.
- Perform clerical duties such as answering phones, maintaining records and accounts, and greeting patients.
- Coordinate surgery procedures, surgeons, and equipment.
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Popular Skills for Surgery Scheduler
Survey takers working as Surgery Schedulers report using a large range of professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Surgical coding command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Oral / Verbal Communication, Patient Education, and Typing. Most people familiar with Insurance also know Electronic Medical Records (EMR).
Pay by Experience Level for Surgery Scheduler
Pay by Experience for a Surgery Scheduler has a positive trend. An entry-level Surgery Scheduler with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 735 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Surgery Scheduler with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 492 salaries. An experienced Surgery Scheduler which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 479 salaries. A Surgery Scheduler with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 167 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
With a pay rate for Surgery Schedulers that is 22 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Surgery Schedulers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+14 percent), San Diego (+12 percent), Portland (+7 percent), and Denver (+5 percent). Cincinnati is the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Erie and Louisville (12 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).
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