Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salary

Nearly two in three of Operating Room Nurse Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $62K to $111K per year, and the average comes out to $86K per year. In the world of Operating Room Nurse Managers, overall income ranges from $62K near the bottom to $111K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Women make up the vast majority of Operating Room Nurse Managers (87 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$64,233 - $108,650
(Median)
$64K
$86K
$110K
MEDIAN: $85,923
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$27.08 - $53.63
(Median)
$27
$37
$54
MEDIAN: $36.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,233 - $108,650  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,982  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,918  
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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$61,587 - $111,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 291
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$27.08 - $53.63  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $68.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,982  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,918  
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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$61,587 - $111,236  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Director of Surgical Services. The latter position pays an average of $108K annually.

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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. Most people familiar with Medicine / Surgery also know 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.


For Operating Room Nurse Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average inexperienced worker earns $76K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $81K. For Operating Room Nurse Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $88K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $93K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%


National Average
$85,000



Skills That Affect Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Operating Room / OR
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National Average
$85,000



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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