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.

$69,612 - $113,702
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MEDIAN: $91,152
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,612 - $113,702  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,174  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,946  
Total Pay (?
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$62,952 - $113,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 179
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$28.58 - $46.86  
   
Overtime
$50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,174  
   
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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$62,952 - $113,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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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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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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Key Stats for Nurse Manager, Operating Room

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
036
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries



National Average
$88,000



Skills That Affect Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries

National Average
$88,000



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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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