Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salary
The majority of Operating Room Nurse Managers in the United States — just under two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $63K to $114K per year, and the median is $91K per year. Total incomes of Operating Room Nurse Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $8K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $63K and $114K. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women make up the vast majority of Operating Room Nurse Managers (83 percent) who answered the questionnaire. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This overview is based on answers to 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.
Common Career Paths for Nurse Manager, Operating Room
Operating Room Nurse Managers who advance into the role of a Director of Surgical Services are fairly uncommon. Directors of Surgical Services on average earn $110K per year. Operating Room Nurse Managers most often advance into Nursing Director and Director of Nursing positions even though the median salaries are $14K lower and $8K lower, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Nurse Manager, Operating Room
Professional skills reported by Operating Room Nurse Managers are few in number. Most notably, skills in Operating Room / OR, Medicine / Surgery, Intensive Care Unit, and Quality Improvement / QA are correlated to pay that is above average. 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $82K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $85K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $90K. 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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