RN Charge Nurses with Operating Room / OR skills can expect to earn an average of $34.12 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$69,854 - $134,000
(Median)
$70K
$84K
$130K
MEDIAN: $83,843
10%
50%
90%

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$25.60 - $48.25
(Median)
$26
$34
$48
MEDIAN: $34.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,854 - $134,000  
   
Bonus
$506  
Profit Sharing
$600  
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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$55,968 - $111,068  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$25.60 - $48.25  
   
Overtime
$35.94 - $73.35  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$506  
   
Profit Sharing
$600  
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).
)
$55,968 - $111,068  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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Pay by Experience Level for Charge Nurse (RN)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For RN Charge Nurses with Operating Room / OR skills, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $62K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $75K. RN Charge Nurses with Operating Room / OR skills see a median salary of $79K after reaching one to two decades on the job. RN Charge Nurses with Operating Room / OR skills with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $82K.

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Experience Affects Charge Nurse (RN) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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