Operating Room Nurse Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent two-thirds of Operating Room Nurse Managers. Salaries average out to around $91K annually and spread from $64K to $114K per year. In the world of Operating Room Nurse Managers, overall income ranges from $64K near the bottom to $114K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Women account for the majority of Operating Room Nurse Managers who took the survey — 85 percent to be exact. Most Operating Room Nurse Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$69,857 - $112,647
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$70K
$91K
$110K
MEDIAN: $91,285
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$28.95 - $48.49
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$29
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$48
MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,857 - $112,647  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,241  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,946  
Total Pay (?
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$63,766 - $113,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 193
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Hourly Rate
$28.95 - $48.49  
   
Overtime
$43.68 - $73.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,241  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,946  
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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$63,766 - $113,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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Job Description for Nurse Manager, Operating Room

  • Collaborate with physicians, aides, maintenance, and other groups to ensure readiness of rooms and people for procedures.
  • Oversee and enforce hygiene, cleanliness, and sterilization procedures.
  • Lead operating room staff in scheduling, conducting, and supplying for surgeries.
  • Provide expertise in clinical matters as complex situations demand it.

Common Career Paths for Nurse Manager, Operating Room


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At the upper end, Operating Room Nurse Managers who move into a Director of Surgical Services role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Directors of Surgical Services is a much higher $110K per year.

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Popular Skills for Nurse Manager, Operating Room


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Operating Room Nurse Managers who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Medicine / Surgery, Operating Room / OR, Intensive Care Unit, and Quality Improvement / QA are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Quality Improvement / QA and Intensive Care Unit. Those proficient in Medicine / Surgery are, more often than not, also skilled in Quality Improvement / QA.

Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Manager, Operating Room

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Operating Room Nurse Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $81K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $84K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $92K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $96K.

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Experience Affects Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries



National Average
$89,000



Skills That Affect Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries

Medicine / Surgery
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National Average
$89,000

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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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