Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salary
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.
Job Description for Nurse Manager, Operating Room
- Lead operating room staff in scheduling, conducting, and supplying for surgeries.
- Provide expertise in clinical matters as complex situations demand it.
- 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.
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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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