Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salary

Operating Room Nurse Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and slightly less than two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $91K per year, but may range from $65K to $115K per year. Final cash compensation to Operating Room Nurse Managers varies from around $65K to approximately $115K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $11K and $8K, respectively. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Operating Room Nurse Managers who took the survey — 83 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Operating Room Nurse Managers is high.

$69,451 - $115,704
$69K
$91K
$120K
MEDIAN: $91,427
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90%

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$29.43 - $46.89
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MEDIAN: $37.78
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$0$115K
Salary $69,451 - $115,704
Bonus $0.00 - $10,766
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,891
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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$64,879 - $115,366
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 208
Hourly Data $0$69
Hourly Rate $29.43 - $46.89
Overtime $1.57 - $69.53
Annual Data $0$115K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,766
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $7,891
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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$64,879 - $115,366
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 69

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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. Many Operating Room Nurse Managers go on to become Nursing Directors or Directors of Nursing despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $14K lower and $8K lower, respectively.

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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 who know 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
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries

▲10%

▲2%

National Average
$88,000

▼3%

▼9%

Skills That Affect Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries

National Average
$88,000

Operating Room / OR
▼1%



Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 13%
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