Surgical Coordinator Salary

Women comprise the majority of Surgical Coordinators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $17.24 per hour on average. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and approximately one-half have dental coverage, close to a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Most Surgical Coordinators report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,023 - $64,533
$32K
$46K
$65K
MEDIAN: $45,562
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50%
90%

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$13.88 - $23.29
$14
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MEDIAN: $17.29
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$0$64K
Salary $32,023 - $64,533
Bonus $303.39 - $2,048
Profit Sharing $2,100
Commission $0.00 - $14,795
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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$29,345 - $53,963
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 153
Hourly Data $0$35
Hourly Rate $13.88 - $23.29
Hourly Tips $1.16
Overtime $20.42 - $35.20
Annual Data $0$53K
Bonus $303.39 - $2,048
Commission $0.00 - $14,795
Profit Sharing $2,100
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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$29,345 - $53,963
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 816

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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

  • Complete preoperative paperwork and obtain patient signatures
  • Set surgery dates with patients that fit within doctor's schedule.
  • Prepare information for patient
  • Ensure all preoperative testing is scheduled

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 $56K), this progression is not the norm. More commonly, Surgical Coordinators become Office Managers of Medical Offices or Office Managers.

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Popular Skills for Surgical Coordinator


Surgical Coordinators report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Medical Terminology, Organizing, Patient Counseling, and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Surgery. It is often found that people who know Organizing are also skilled in Insurance.

Pay by Experience Level for Surgical Coordinator

Pay by Experience for a Surgical Coordinator has a positive trend. An entry-level Surgical Coordinator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 421 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Surgical Coordinator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 313 salaries. An experienced Surgical Coordinator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 257 salaries. A Surgical Coordinator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 108 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $37,367

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

For those looking to make money, Surgical Coordinators in Nashville enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Surgical Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+26 percent), Chicago (+17 percent), Dallas (+9 percent), and Boston (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Antonio, which sits 22 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers also pay below the national average in Jacksonville (15 percent lower) and Miami (5 percent lower).

Surgical Coordinator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Surgical Coordinator?

Surgical Coordinator in 12533:
"Superb Patient Gradification."
Pros: Seeing satisfied patients.
Cons: Uncooperative patients.

Surgical Coordinator in Tyler:
"Surgical Coordinator description."
Pros: As a surgical coordinator, this position requires a lot of roles. You are hands on with the patient and also behind the scene with scheduling, verifying insurance, patient financing. Requires doing multiples things in an hour or less.
Cons: High demands from supervisors and patients financial issues.

Surgical Coordinator in Charleston:
"Your Ally Throughout Surgery."
Pros: I love to help patients feel comfortable and get excited about having surgery. I like to be there for them, and get to know them.
Cons: Making sure that I have enough time to get tasks complete. Feeling like I have to hurry so I don't get any over time.

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Key Stats for Surgical Coordinator

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 194 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Surgical Coordinator Salaries

▲9%

▲8%

▲2%

National Average
$37,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Surgical Coordinator Salaries


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National Average
$37,000



▼2%

Insurance
▼2%

Customer Service
▼2%

Patient Education
▼3%

Surgery
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 194 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 25%
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