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Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salary

Operating Room Nurse Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just under two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $62K to $111K per year, median earnings come to $84K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Operating Room Nurse Managers (87 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The majority of Operating Room Nurse Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$63,578 - $107,487
(Median)
$64K
$84K
$110K
MEDIAN: $83,866
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$26.94 - $53.73
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$54
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$63,578 - $107,487  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,938  
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $5,087  
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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$61,673 - $110,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 301
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Hourly Rate
$26.94 - $53.73  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $67.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,938  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.32 - $5,087  
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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$61,673 - $110,944  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105

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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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Operating Room Nurse Managers who take on a higher-level position such as Nursing Director may get paid a little bit less in that new role, as Nursing Directors on average bring home $73K.

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Popular Skills for Nurse Manager, Operating Room


Operating Room Nurse Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Intensive Care Unit, Operating Room / OR, Medicine / Surgery, and Quality Improvement / QA are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quality Improvement / QA and Medicine / Surgery. For most people, competency in Medicine / Surgery indicates knowledge of 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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Operating Room Nurse Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $77K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $79K. For Operating Room Nurse Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $85K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $91K.

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Experience Affects Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%


National Average
$83,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 3%

National Average
$83,000

Operating Room / OR
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Medicine / Surgery
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%