Nurse Manager, Operating Room Salary

Operating Room Nurse Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent close to two-thirds of Operating Room Nurse Managers. Salaries average out to around $84K per year and spread from $61K to $109K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 87 percent of Operating Room Nurse Managers are female. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

$63,324 - $106,440

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$26.60 - $50.79

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,324 - $106,440  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,863  
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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$60,965 - $109,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 288
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 - $9,863  
   
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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$60,965 - $109,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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


Professional skills reported by Operating Room Nurse Managers are few in number. 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. Most people who know 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. During the first five years of their careers, Operating Room Nurse Managers see a median income of $75K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $79K. For Operating Room Nurse Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $85K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $91K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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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 4%

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 61 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: 84% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 12%
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