10 Statistics From the ASC Association's 2010 ASC Employee Salary & Benefits Survey

The ASC Association has released the results of its 2010 ASC Employee Salary & Benefits Survey. 1,260 ASCs participated in this year's survey.

Here are 10 significant findings from the survey.

1. The median salary of an administrator increased by 1.0 percent between 2009 and 2010, to $93,870.

2. Medical director salaries were the only ones to decrease in 2010. These salaries decreased by 4.0 percent to a median salary of $28,800.

3. Registered nurse salaries increased 1.1 percent over 2009 to a median salary of $60,500.

4. Salaries for certified registered nurse anesthetists experienced the largest increase between 2009 and 2010 — an increase of 4.0 percent to $156,000.

5. Salaries for four positions remained constant in 2010: business office manager ($53,000), anesthesiologist ($275,000), instrument technician ($33,280) and operating room technician  ($40,000).

6. Administrators with the CASC credential earned higher salaries. Administrators with the CASC credential and no clinical background had a median salary of $110,000. The median salary of an administrator with the CASC credential and a clinical background is $105,000.

7. The majority of managers are eligible for bonuses:

  • Administrators – 75 percent
  • Business office managers – 63 percent
  • Directors of nursing – 64 percent
  • Materials managers – 53 percent

Only 10 percent of medical directors, however, are eligible for bonuses.

8. Ninety-six percent of ASCs offer their employees health benefits.

9. Sixty-seven percent of ASCs reported recruiting new employees in 2010 was neither easier nor more difficult than in 2009, while 17 percent reported it was easier and 16 percent reported it was more difficult.

10. Twenty percent of administrators were CASC certified, an increase of 3 percent from 2009, the biggest jump since these data reports started being collected.

About the 2010 ASC Employee Salary & Benefits Survey
This publication provides national salary and benefits data for 17 ASC positions. Publication includes bonus data for several managerial positions, salary comparisons of selected positions by number of employees, rooms, patient encounters, ASC type and ASC location. State-specific data available for 33 states. Regional data is available for five states and the Washington D.C. region.

To order a copy of the 2010 ASC Employee Salary & Benefits Survey, call (703) 836-8808 or visit www.ascassociation.org/store.

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