Statistics on ASC Staff Salaries

Here are some interesting statistics on the salaries and hourly wages of staff members at ASCs from VMG Health’s 2009 Intellimarker.


ASC administrators
1. The average ASC administrator earns $98,940 annually, up about 2.9 percent from last year’s average of $96,071, as reported in VMG Health’s 2008 Intellimarker. The median is $101,348.

2. Here is the average ASC administrator annual salary by region of the country:

  • West — $107,219
  • Southeast — $106,299
  • Northeast — $100,942
  • Southwest — $100,000
  • Midwest — $89,000

3. Here is the average ASC administrator annual salary by the number of operating rooms in a surgery center:
  • 1-2 ORs — $92,976
  • 3-4 ORs — $103,054
  • More than 4 ORs — $101,171

4. Here is the average ASC administrator annual salary by the number of cases a surgery center performs in a year:
  • Less than 3,000 — $95,306
  • 3,000-5,999 — $99,436
  • More than 5,999 — $103,126

5. Here is the average ASC administrator annual salary by the total net revenue of a surgery center:
  • Less than $4.5 million — $100,000
  • $4.5-$7.0 million — $100,877
  • More than $7.0 million — $104,084

6. For ASCs that perform more than 50 percent of their cases in orthopedics, the average annual administrator salary was $98,386, with a median of $104,998.

Nursing staff
7. The average hourly wage for ASC nursing staff was $31.42, up from last year’s average of $29.33. The median was $30.79.

8. Here is the average hourly wage for ASC nursing staff by region:
  • West — $34.53
  • Northeast — $32.01
  • Southwest — $30.57
  • Southeast — $29.07
  • Midwest — $27.36

9. Here is the average hourly wage for ASC nursing staff by the number of operating rooms a surgery center has:
  • 1-2 ORs — $31.49
  • 3-4 ORs — $30.35
  • More than 4 ORs — $31.11

10. Here is the average hourly wage for ASC nursing staff by the number of cases a surgery center performs in a year:
  • Less than 3,000 — $33.03
  • 3,000-5,999 — $30.57
  • More than 5,999 — $30.11

11. Here is the average hourly wage for ASC nursing staff by the total net revenue of a surgery center:
  • Less than $4.5 million — $30.35
  • $4.5-$7.0 million — $30.17
  • More than $7.0 million — $30.89

12. For centers that perform more than 50 percent of their cases in orthopedics, the average hourly wage for ASC nursing staff was $30.88, with a median of $30.80.

Technical staff
13. The average hourly wage for ASC technical staff was $19.53, up from last year’s average of $18.28. The median was $19.09. 14. Here is the average hourly wage for ASC technical staff by region:
  • Northeast — $21.81
  • West — $21.22
  • Southwest — $18.97
  • Southeast — $18.67
  • Midwest — $18.12

15. Here is the average hourly wage for ASC technical staff by the number of operating rooms a surgery center has:
  • 1-2 ORs — $19.35
  • 3-4 ORs — $19.48
  • More than 4 ORs — $19.20

16. Here is the average hourly wage for ASC technical staff by the number of cases a surgery center performs in a year:
  • Less than 3,000 — $20.95
  • 3,000-5,999 — $18.87
  • More than 5,999 — $18.90

17. Here is the average hourly wage for ASC technical staff by the total net revenue of a surgery center:
  • Less than $4.5 million — $18.80
  • $4.5-$7.0 million — $18.84
  • More than $7.0 million — $19.35

18. For centers that perform more than 50 percent of their cases in orthopedics, the average hourly wage for ASC technical staff was $19.65, with a median of $19.06.

Administrative staff*
19. The aver.age hourly wage for an ASC’s administrative staff was $22.19, up from last year’s average of $19.42. The median was $21.65.

20. Here is the average hourly wage for ASC administrative staff by region:
  • Northeast — $23.68
  • West — $23.30
  • Southeast — $23.15
  • Midwest — $20.93
  • Southwest — $20.57

21. Here is the average hourly wage for ASC administrative staff by the number of operating rooms a surgery center has:
  • 1-2 ORs — $22.11
  • 3-4 ORs — $22.32
  • More than 4 ORs — $20.82

22. Here is the average hourly wage for ASC administrative staff by the number of cases a surgery center performs in a year:
  • Less than 3,000 — $22.74
  • 3,000-5,999 — $22.47
  • More than 5,999 — $21.32

23. Here is the average hourly wage for ASC administrative staff by the total net revenue of a surgery center:
  • Less than $4.5 million — $21.72
  • $4.5-$7.0 million — $21.68
  • More than $7.0 million — $21.06

24. For centers that perform more than 50 percent of their cases in orthopedics, the average hourly wage for ASC administrative staff was $20.91, with a median of $20.84.

* "Administrative staff " can include all employees other than nurse and tech FTEs. Depending on what the ASC outsources with respect to back office functions (billing/ collections, mgmt services, accounting, HR, etc.), this can include receptionists, administrators, insurance verifiers, schedulers, transcriptionists, coders, billing/collections staff, medical records staff and accounts payable staff.

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