Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salary

With nearly two in three of Operating Room Nurse Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Operating Room Nurse Managers is $86K annually and can range from $62K on the lower end to $111K per year near the higher end. Total cash compensation to Operating Room Nurse Managers approaches anywhere from $62K on the lower end to $111K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Operating Room Nurse Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents.

$64,233 - $108,650
(Median)
$64K
$86K
$110K
MEDIAN: $85,923
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$27.08 - $53.63
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$54
MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,233 - $108,650  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,982  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,918  
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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$61,587 - $111,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 291
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$27.08 - $53.63  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $68.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,982  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,918  
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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$61,587 - $111,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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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 $108K per year.

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Popular Skills for Nurse Manager, Operating Room


Survey takers who work as Operating Room Nurse Managers typically report just a few professional skills. 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Quality Improvement / QA and Medicine / Surgery. 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.


Operating Room Nurse Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average inexperienced worker earns $76K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $81K. For Operating Room Nurse Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $88K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $93K on average.

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Experience Affects Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%


National Average
$85,000



Skills That Affect Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Operating Room / OR
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National Average
$85,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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