Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salary

With around three in five 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 $91K per year and can range from $63K on the lower end to $115K per year near the higher end. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $8K, respectively — total cash payment to Operating Room Nurse Managers can bottom out near $63K or peak near $115K depending on individual performance. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Operating Room Nurse Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Operating Room Nurse Managers (83 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$68,306 - $115,115
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MEDIAN: $90,973
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$28.85 - $46.76
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MEDIAN: $36.59
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,306 - $115,115  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,946  
Total Pay (?
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$63,118 - $114,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$28.85 - $46.76  
   
Overtime
$49.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
   
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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$63,118 - $114,814  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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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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It's not very common for Operating Room Nurse Managers to move on to become Directors of Surgical Services. Average pay for a Director of Surgical Services is $111K annually. Operating Room Nurse Managers most frequently advance into Nursing Director and Director of Nursing roles even though the median salaries are $13K lower and $7K lower, respectively.

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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 Operating Room / OR, Quality Improvement / QA, Medicine / Surgery, and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in 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.


Operating Room Nurse Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $81K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $85K. Operating Room Nurse Managers bring in $90K after working for 10 to 20 years. As Operating Room Nurse Managers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $97K.

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Key Stats for Nurse Manager, Operating Room

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries

▲11%

▲3%

National Average
$88,000

▼3%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries

Operating Room / OR
▼0%

National Average
$88,000



Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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