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 $84K per year, but may range from $61K to $110K per year. Most Operating Room Nurse Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Female Operating Room Nurse Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$63,025 - $107,230
(Median)
$63K
$84K
$110K
MEDIAN: $84,064
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50%
90%

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$26.60 - $50.79
(Median)
$27
$35
$51
MEDIAN: $35.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,025 - $107,230  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,910  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$60,878 - $109,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 291
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$26.60 - $50.79  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $67.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,910  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$60,878 - $109,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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Although many Operating Room Nurse Managers transition into Nursing Director roles, the latter job seems to pay slightly less with an average reported annual income of $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 seem to negatively impact pay include Quality Improvement / QA and Medicine / Surgery. Those educated in Medicine / Surgery tend to be well versed 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.


Operating Room Nurse Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $76K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $79K. Operating Room Nurse Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $85K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $91K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%


National Average
$83,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salaries

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 3%

National Average
$83,000

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 1%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 6%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 12%
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