$37,928
Avg. Salary
$16.55
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$607

Bonus

$1,824

Profit Sharing

$4,800

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Surgery Scheduler is $16.55 per hour.

The average pay for a Surgery Scheduler is $37,928 per year.

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$13.10
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$16.55
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$21.35
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$26k
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MEDIAN $37,928
$25,922 - $49,685
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MEDIAN: $37,928
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$0$49K
Salary $25,922 - $49,685
Bonus $195 - $2,031
Profit Sharing $600 - $4,024
Commission $4,800
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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$27,368 - $45,776
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 218
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $13.10 - $21.35
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $17.96 - $31.25
Annual Data $0$45K
Bonus $195 - $2,031
Commission $4,800
Profit Sharing $600 - $4,024
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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$27,368 - $45,776
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,729

Job Description

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.

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries

$0$56K

$50,857

$30,323

Common Career Paths


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As Surgery Schedulers make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Office Manager of a Medical Office position pays around the same amount as the Surgery Scheduler job on average.

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Popular Skills


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

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

National Average: $34,959

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

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

Surgery Scheduler in Cleveland:
"Favortizium."
I do the job for 4 Drs. I am the only one and never get help. All do schedule medical legal meetings.

Surgery Scheduler in Chico:
"ACTUALLY, I WAS VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS NEW POSITION."
I feel fortunate to have the pleasure of working closely with our previous scheduler. I gained a lot of exposure from her and watched how she juggled the cases while having a positive, happy disposition with the staff from other offices. You are put under enormous amounts of stress because you are trying to accommodate all the physicians and patients. Something I am just now experiencing. I know without a doubt I will shine in the job and make it better than the person before me. My new administrator is adding an additional job to this position, Marketing. I am confident I can be successful in this aspect as well. I'm a total people person and believe in the product I am selling. We really give the greatest experience for our patients.

Surgery Scheduler in Akron:
Learn how to have patience. Be able to work with all personalities and take hard criticism. Have outstanding organizational skills. Must be very detail oriented.

Surgery Scheduler in Dallas:
"Be seen not heard."
Good luck. Be patient. Breath. And never let them get you down.

Surgery Scheduler in Dallas:
"Be patient ans kind."
Have patience be nice and smile at all.

Surgery Scheduler in Portsmouth:
"Exciting."
Pros: I enjoy learning new things, learning how procedures work, especially hands-on. I love being organized and working with my team to make things operate smoothly. I take great pride in helping my patients to feel better.
Cons: Rude people even when I continue to be kind.

Surgery Scheduler in Louisville:
"Rewarding, Detailed Oriented, Very Stressful."
Pros: The doctors, staff and patients.
Cons: Sitting on hold forever waiting for insurance companies to answer the phone to help with pre-certifications and benefits/eligibility.

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 520 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲11%

▲7%

National Average
$35,000

▼1%

▼9%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Surgical coding
▲20%

▼0%



National Average
$35,000

▼1%

Customer Service
▼1%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼1%

Medical Coding
▼1%

Bilingual
▼8%

General Surgery
▼10%

Phone Support
▼11%

Billing
▼12%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼14%

Patient Education
▼14%

Typing
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 520 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 19%