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Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salary

Operating Room Nurse Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just below two-thirds of Operating Room Nurse Managers. Salaries average out to around $84K per year and spread from $61K to $111K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Women account for the majority of Operating Room Nurse Managers who took the survey — 87 percent to be exact.

$63,773 - $107,658
(Median)
$64K
$84K
$110K
MEDIAN: $84,215
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$26.94 - $53.73
(Median)
$27
$36
$54
MEDIAN: $35.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,773 - $107,658  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,943  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$61,482 - $111,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 297
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$26.94 - $53.73  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $67.36  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,943  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$61,482 - $111,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105

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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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Although many Operating Room Nurse Managers transition into Nursing Director roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $73K.

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Popular Skills for Nurse Manager, Operating Room


Job skills reported by Operating Room Nurse Managers are limited. Most notably, skills in Intensive Care Unit, Operating Room / OR, Medicine / Surgery, and Quality Improvement / QA are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quality Improvement / QA and Medicine / Surgery. Most people familiar with Medicine / Surgery also know 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.


For Operating Room Nurse Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $77K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $79K. For Operating Room Nurse Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $86K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $91K.

Related Job Salaries

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Experience Affects Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%


National Average
$83,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 3%

National Average
$83,000

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 1%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%
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