Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salary

Operating Room Nurse Managers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with around three in five bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $91K per year on average but can range from $64K to $114K per year. Geographic location and career length 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. The vast majority (85 percent) of Operating Room Nurse Managers who took the survey are female. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$67,065 - $114,654
$67K
$91K
$110K
MEDIAN: $90,590
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$29.04 - $47.48
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MEDIAN: $37.12
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,065 - $114,654  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$63,817 - $114,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 200
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$29.04 - $47.48  
   
Overtime
$1.64 - $69.06  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$63,817 - $114,341  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 63

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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.

Common Career Paths for Nurse Manager, Operating Room


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While Operating Room Nurse Managers do not often become Directors of Surgical Services, the job pays $111K per year on average. A lot of Operating Room Nurse Managers advance their careers by becoming Nursing Directors and Directors of Nursing. However, those positions offer $14K less and $7K less per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Nurse Manager, Operating Room


Survey takers who work as Operating Room Nurse Managers usually report a few specific skills. 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

Pay by Experience for a Nurse Manager, Operating Room has a positive trend. An entry-level Nurse Manager, Operating Room with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 56 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nurse Manager, Operating Room with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 86 salaries. An experienced Nurse Manager, Operating Room which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 104 salaries. A Nurse Manager, Operating Room with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 60 salaries.

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Key Stats for Nurse Manager, Operating Room

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries

▲11%

▲2%

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 12%
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